One the things that is most exciting about our new home is that we have NO IDEA what the garden will look like! We first looked at the house in December, and until we became the owners last week, the back yard was actually under a coat of snow.
This year, every little thing that pokes its head above the soil will be an exciting surprise for us, as we discover what our new garden holds.
The first thing we learned about our garden is that it is carpeted with snowdrops, those brave first flowers of spring:
We also met our lovely neighbor just to the north, and she told me that the tree that our deck encompasses is a giant silver maple:
And the other large tree in the back yard is a black walnut:
Tim mentioned this in our very first post - but our house comes with some pets: