It's beautiful here. About 55° and climbing and the snow is retreating. Dare we barbecue today? Yesterday, the Big Guy helped me chug through the snow to cut back the roses we could reach. Today he'll spray them with a dormant oil. Even this drudgery feels more like a treat after being confined to indoors for so long. I noticed several clumps of daffodil greenery poking through the snow. I'm beginning to plan my color schemes for the multitude of pots in the garden, and am considering putting the heirloom tomatoes I've ordered into the ground rather than in containers. I need to think about this a bit more as I won't be able to protect them from the deer.
Tomorrow I leave for Sarasota and a visit to my friend Carol who has rented a place for a month. I've never done this -- gone off for a respite without the Big Guy, and although I'll miss him, I'm looking forward to warmth, a few days on the beach regardless of the weather, and some good times with my girl friend. He will fly down from a business trip to Chicago at the end of the week, stay a couple of days, and then we'll fly back together. Pictures to follow...
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.