Category: Buds

Sunshine and Spring

The sun is shining today! It isn’t cold—I ventured out without a sweater. I love this spring-like weather, and I hope we don’t get blasted with a mini winter after the daffodils have bloomed.

My dog likes this weather too. The breeze brings fresh new smells and sometimes she doesn’t know which way to turn. It’s nice to take a walk without the parka, boots, hat, scarf and gloves. Lexi always seems a little puzzled as to why I need all this stuff just to go outdoors. Her fur is enough for her. Actually, I have to admit that she likes almost any weather except pouring rain. She is a real all weather girl. Not me, I like the sun.

So meanwhile I am loving this. Just looking at the sunshine boosts my mood and soon I will be looking for buds. I go crazy when I see buds. When Lexi and I take our walk around the block, there are some fruit trees I keep an eye on to see if they are blooming. Then I have to wander around our yard and check out the grape vine and the blueberry bushes. The rhubarb needs cleaning out, and I am sure there will be sprouts there soon. Will the strawberries yield more than one or two berries this summer? Will I get to them before the birds? Maybe I need some kind of net.

Next, I have to think of the vegetables. Tomatoes, of course, I hope they don’t get blight this year, lettuce and herbs, squash and peppers. My son requested habaneros this year. Hmm.

Last of all some flowers. There are two pots on the front porch that need some color, and I like something for cutting like zinnias. My mom always had zinnias, and she would put out little vases of bright color all over the house.

It is a little too early to begin planting, so in the meanwhile Lexi and I will just enjoy sniffing the good sniffs and looking for buds.