The weather here has been wet. We've had at least three days of rain every week and it means staying indoors most of the time. Last week the rain tapered off and a few warm days without rain and the soggy ground becomes dry enough to walk on.
I have been wanting to try out my new camera outside and my two best friends were showing signs of cabin fever so I decided to take care of everything at the same time. In the Spring and Summer the backyard does look like a park. I have dozens of large trees, most over 50 years old but I still managed to fill in some spots with a dozen more trees that I planted 10 years ago and they have matured very nicely. By the way, the uncropped full images were exceptionally sharp and the color was vibrant.
The only detraction from the gorgeous scenery is the rather tall grass. I haven't been able to cut it for a few weeks after my lawn tractor suffered an unfortunate accident and had to go to the repair shop. The tractor is being fixed now and should be back by the end of the week, just in time to make the next outdoor photos look better.