Notice the clump of new-this-year daffodils with emerging
poppies and larkspur near the stones.
As Buffy and I came around into the upper driveway, a Zebra Swallowtail was nectaring on Lantana. I was much more excited about seeing a Zebra this early but she flew away before I stop the little truck and get my camera. I forgot I had a camera in my pocket when I saw the Rat Snake.
Today was a productive day. I found a seedpod on my Mandevilla Vine. It had opened but seeds still clung to the open pod.
From what I read, now is the time to gather and plant the seeds.
I discovered the seeds when I discovered that my Climbing Peace rose was dead and Dr. Huey was growing from the rootstock. I might let Dr. Huey continue in front of the grape arbor but his sprouts have to be scraped off Gene Boerner or the whole thing shovel-pruned.