Koigu - still loving the purply goodness, fading from pale lavendar/lilac to a deep midnight that is nearly black.
While I still feel like complete crap, the return of the sun seems to have made a difference in at least my attitude towards life. I can honestly say that there is no way on this earth (or any other planet, for that matter) that I would follow my darling husband to Portland or Seattle should his residency take him there. Thankfully, he is aware of this condition to our continuation of the marriage agreement and has opted to not even apply to the programs in the Pacific Northwest.
It was so nice this evening that we went outside for a bit and I worked on the garden, clearing away the last of the dead stuff from last year. I was elated to see that not only did the tulips bloom today but that there are a ton of daffodils coming up.
This will be our third summer in this house (we rent the lower flat) and for the last two, the daffs were just a huge, overgrown, sickly clump about 18" wide. All of the crowns were exposed and the blossoms were pitiful. During the fall, I dug all of them up and divided them. I must have planted three or four dozen bulb or bulb clusters in addition to giving away half of a paper grocery bag.
I can't wait to see how they look this year!