On the 31st of March I was astonished to see a butterfly on the blossoms of the plum tree. This tree is full of blooms and gloriously shining white just behind the deck. Today, I saw the butterfly again. It is even more ragged looking than it was a week ago. So, of course, there was time spent trying to determine what butterfly it was. It is a comma I think... but pictures and more on that too.
Today I finished repotting, fertilizing and feeding most of my orchids. The phals are all repotted, and the cattleyas. Most of the paphs are newer and do not yet need to be repotted. I may have killed one or two, but we will see if they survive. The African violets and cacti are ok for now, I think.
I have made a few more soups to freeze for handy lunches. So, perhaps I will be able to get out into the garden next week. There are lots of weeds, the grass needs mowing and the hedges can be trimmed now.