This morning, CPT A woke up laughing. I thought he was still asleep and having a dream. I thought he was laughing in his sleep. But, he wasn’t. He was simply looking out the window.
It was snowing. Again.
And, it’s still snowing. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches today. Nothing earth-shattering, but still….
On Saturday, we had bright blue skies and warm sunshine.
I did not work out in the yard like I had planned. Instead, I took Pepper to her art class and visited the downtown library where the trees are starting to put out their first blooms and buds.
I sat on a park bench and read in the sun. It was wonderful.
But, it was very brief. And now we’re back to snow.
Such is Spring in New England.
From the dining room table, thinking we probably won’t have to shovel…(but still!),
I was both happy and dismayed to see signs of Spring in the front yard this morning.
Happy, because it will be so nice to see the plants and leaves return. (Those are the tiger lilies, by the way).
Happy, too, because I’m ready to be warm again. (Those are the sedum).
But maybe a tiny bit dismayed because I’m not quite ready for yard work. (Those branches belong to my favorite lilac – the one near the chicken coop).
I was just reflecting today that I need to trim the butterfly bush, tidy up the rock wall, prop up a baby tree, cut down last year’s dead stems…and so on and so on.
What I really need is one good, warm day with lots of sun. That will get me motivated to work in the yard again. Saturday might be just the day. Here’s hoping the weather will cooperate. (By the way, that’s creeping sedum above – not to be confused with the other sedum in the second picture).
From the dining room table, with a full list of pre-Easter activities to fill the coming hours,
I spent some time this weekend at the Springfield Quadrangle – the spot where all the city’s museums are clustered.
The weather wasn’t particularly nice – as you see from the photos, we’re still a long way from Spring here – but I managed to sit outside for about thirty minutes and work on my latest crochet project – another “Blanket Scarf” (a.k.a. Blarf).
This one is a study in red, teal, and neutrals – all yarns that I have leftover form other projects. Blarfs are always satisfying to work on because they work up quickly and manage to put a pile of leftovers to good use.
Also, I enjoyed getting reacquainted with the exterior of the Smith museum – such an interesting building.
It has some striking details – these door handles, for instance.
Aren’t those fun? They’d be a bit much on our door at home, but they work really well at the Smith.
From the dining room table, hoping, hoping, hoping for some warmer weather this week,
Ginger’s peace lily is blooming!
She’s had this plant for over a year now, and this is the first time we’ve seen it bloom. I’m so impressed, mainly, because my mother always made a big thing over peace lilies blooming. She, herself, had terrible luck getting peace lilies to bloom, while my sister, she said, could always manage it. From what I’ve read, it has much to do with light conditions – something about peace lilies needing moderate to bright indirect light. That’s exactly what Ginger has in her room which probably explains why the plant is so happy. In fact, this is one of three blooms the plant is putting out right now – well-timed for the season, don’t you think?
From the dining room table, still waiting for the snow to hit,