Friday, April 01, 2011

April 1st: Clematis Vine

We had some warmish weather in mid-March but as soon as the calendar proclaimed Spring, Winter turned vengeful and refused to give up the ship.  This morning, we've got cold rain and a forecast high of 45 degrees.  Not exactly hanging-out-in-the-backyard weather.   While I wish it was an April Fool's joke, it's not.  So the clematis vine, like the rest of Spring's finery, is in a bit of a holding pattern.  I suspect that the clematis is a tad more patient than me.  I've always said that the value of a garden is in the teaching of patience, a skill that I've yet to master. 
 This spring I'm getting another chance to contemplate the art of being patient.

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