Early Signs of Spring

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February 23, 2014 — The weather today is beautiful.  The temp is expected to rise to 70 but later this week it’s going to be cold again.  Already, I have noticed the flowers in the yard are starting to pop up.  The trees are getting those little red bulbs on them, the start of new leaves.  At the edges of the yard, the grass is getting a little greener and me, well, I’m getting that feeling.  You know, that feeling where you want to spend more time outside.  When you find reasons to leave the house, even if it’s just to ride to the store down the street to buy a soda or juice.  I guess I am like the trees, during the winter, I am inside not wanting to go anywhere.  But as soon as it gets warm, I break out and spend most of my time in the park. 

I can’t wait to see the flowers bloom between the hedges, to see what color shows up this year.  The crepe myrtle trees in front of my house blooms, the azalea bushes come out in colors of yellow, pink, and  dark pink.  I love the spring, but there is one thing that kind of eeks me out, worms!  I can really do without them and if they can stay hidden until they get there wings, it would be greatly appreciated.  Happy planting, everyone!

My Favorite Time of Day

Those early morning hours between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.  Depending on where you are and what season, it can be the best part of the day.  I prefer those times during the spring and summer.  When you go outside just as the sun is coming up and the air is cool and crisp.  You can see the dew on the grass, shrubberies, and even the spider webs that stretches between them.  Where the back yard was once a mess, is now something out of a movie with the morning fog hovering just above it.  The air is so clear, you can hear the traffic on the highway that’s 1-2 miles away.  And the musty smell of damp wood fills the air.  It’s that time of the morning that makes my day, when majority of the public is still asleep.  I am usually on the road before most turn over for the last time.

Some summer mornings, I find myself sitting out on the deck in the back with a hot cup of my favorite coffee.  As the day goes on and the weather heats up, that’s when I start anticipating the next morning and when I walk out the front door, the world is at PEACE!