Today we were back to normal April weather after a little taste of summer. For the Easter holiday weekend we enjoyed consecutive sunny days with temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s C. It has been blissful.
My back-garden vines are flourishing. Pictured above is a vine that could be either Bacchus or Pinot Noir. I won’t know until the grapes appear. I should know which it is, but I take a shamelessly amateur approach to growing vines in my garden. It’s just a bit of fun. I’ll need to apply some sulfur soon. Their phenology is advanced beyond what I’d expect for this time of year, so I’m slightly worried about the prospect of frost.
The two dogs have been enjoying the outdoor lifestyle. FFS (above) is growing and is not far off the size of her mother, RTL (below). They look so different: both are labradoodles, but it’s hard to understand how mother and daughter of the same breed can look so different.