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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring: ready or not, here it comes!

I can't remember a year when I felt that spring had come too soon.

But this is such a year. I didn't get the bulbs underground til mid-January; it just hadn't seemed cold enough til then. (True, there was a snowy period in December that caught us unawares, but I really couldn't have done it then.) Yesterday, around town, I saw some forsythia showing that faint but telltale yellow cast. That's like the opening bell, spring-wise. I'm not sure I'm ready.

What I wish for: a strong young person to help on an ad hoc basis with some of the heavy outdoor chores. Mowing, when it's needed (and not when it isn't); mulching; edging, raking (not blowing, thanks). Here it's an all-or-nothing scenario. You hire one of the mow-and-blow companies, and they descend with all their noisy apparatus on their schedule, not yours. Or you do it yourself. Find a kid who wants to earn some pocket change? Dream on.

But of course the exercise is good for me. And, once I get into the swing, you can't pry me away. Still, it seems so soon....


Blogger nina said...

We're expecting snow tomorrow. I can't relate to all this "too soon" stuff.

4:18 PM  
Blogger SuperMom said...

Hmph. A matter of perspective, I wager. ;)

9:50 PM  
Blogger sukipoet said...

just dropping by to scan your blog and say hi. Wondering how you found me?? re: your comment on my maple sugar candy giveaway post? I will come back to look more carefully at your wonderful museum filled blog. Boy do i love museums esp. art and havent been to one for years.

Guess you are close enough to Manhattan to buzz in on a regular basis. It may be just ending, but a friend of mine, painter Gael Mooney, is having or maybe it ended a show at the Bowrey Gallery.

6:34 PM  

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