With all the nice weather we've had I just had to go outside to do something.
Hubby used the leaf blower (you can see him in the left corner of the picture) to clear off all the debris that has fallen from the trees during the winter. The burlap around the shrubs were removed but we haven't opened up the fountain yet.
I brought out the cement fairy cottage. I decided I wanted it higher up so I built up a couple more rows of brick pavers and added a step in front. I'm just playing at this point with my ideas but this is a good start.
I picked through all my stones that were spread all over to cluster together to create a little hill next to the steps. My goal is to help it look like it's been there a while. The more I fussed the more of the little accents came out. It's so incredibly early for me to be out there doing stuff like this that I keep waiting for buckets of snow to fall on us again.
I stored the stump in the garage too because the little table set is stapled down to it and I worry what the weight of the snow would do to it. I just fluff some soil around it and it looks like it's really in the ground.
I don't have outside water access right now so I couldn't clean things up but the rains we're getting may help with that.
Elsewhere in the yard this is what mice and voles do under the snow. What a mess they made this year.