Thursday, March 29, 2012
Too Pretty to Stay Inside
I did sneak out for a bit however; even a numbers slave needs a coffee break. I took mine with Two Lane Livin', out on the deck with a cup of hazelnut coffee. Life can be very sweet sometimes. Flowers, bees buzzing, soft cool breezes and the spring sunshine were completely beautiful. The little cherry tree we planted two years ago is in full bloom today, and promises enough cherries this year to make a cobbler, maybe?
Blooms are everywhere: dogwood, redbud, apple trees, crabapple. These spring colors are heart-breakingly lovely. Even the oaks are beginning to leaf, at least 2 weeks ahead of their normal time.
I gave in to the call of outside to do some weed-pulling, trying again to win the battle of Aging Granny vs Creeping Charlie, that insidious vining weed that is pretty in a dangerous way. The little plant seems so innocent, and then suddenly it is taking over the world. I knocked it back a bit while I cut back lavender, rosemary and sage and pulled up trailing vinca and the stout annual hollyhock that apparently is a perennial here because it usually blooms right up to Christmas and lives through the winter.
And then it was time to go back inside and get to work again. I finally did finish--I hope. We'll see what the accountant has to say. Tomorrow, maybe I will have more time to enjoy this incredible spring weather.