This past week felt more like the usual spring weather in our neck of the woods, with cooler temperatures than the days we experienced earlier in the month. We even enjoyed a few evenings of light spring rain and on Thursday there was a brief thunderstorm. All over town, things are greening up. My front yard flowerbed faces north, so it blooms a bit later in the season. But everywhere I look, I see progress. The yellow jonquils have bloomed.
The tulips are just a few steps behind.
The azalea bushes are coming along nicely.
The rose of Sharon tree is starting to green up.
The hostas are a lovely shade of green and are getting ready to unfurl.
This flowerbed is the first thing I see when I get home in the afternoon and each day I take a minute to check out the changes. It's a welcome reminder to stop and enjoy the season.
I am grateful that Robert Mueller is on the job because I have grown weary of the bully-in-chief. He’s bad for the world and worse than that for our nation. I like to read (I just finished Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… holiday plans, Mason jars, twinkling lights, the smell of piney branches, a good book, Christmas ribbon, holiday cooking, cheery plaid skirts, the smooth feel of velvet, advent calendars, spiced cider, a steamy mug of tea on a cold night, soft nightgowns, a good book, address labels, morning coffee, cashmere sweaters, the smell of cedar, time to write, and the tired feel of a good workout.