Today was Rock The School Day at Gibson and Maggie's school and Lily dressed them up appropriately. As you can plainly see, Ms. Magnolia is fine. Lily reports that after she picked her up yesterday and fed her lunch, she seemed completely recovered.
Beside that little project, I should be trimming up sago palms and pulling other invasives. As I do every year, I planned that we would dig up some of the camellias in the camellia bed because we planted them way too close together. When one buys a camellia to plant and it is basically the size of a yard stick, it is hard to imagine that one day in the far-off future, that plant will be big enough for children to climb. I suppose I planted these about fifteen years ago and some of them are, if not exactly gigantic, way too big for their beds, like college football players trying to sleep on twin beds in a dormitory room built for kindergartners. Not impossible, not lethal, but definitely not comfortable or good for health. Anyway, the time has passed once again when we could dig these up and move them. That must be done in the early spring when they have quit blooming. They are full of buds now and will start opening soon.