It's almost three weeks until the Spring Equinox arrives, but in my area it's starting to feel like winter is on the run. Some examples:
- On Saturday Hubby Tony and I took the tarp off the bistro table and chairs on the deck.
- When Tony and I visited the Botanical Garden on Sunday the witch hazel and snowdrops were blooming.
- Sunrise is about the time my alarm goes off in the morning, and if it's going to be a clear day I wake up to a room that's only semi-dark.
- Today I heard the condo maintenance man weed wacking in front of our building.
- This afternoon after Tony finished up work and we got ready for our almost-everyday walk my phone app said it was 57°F (a couple of degrees above the average temperature for the day). I wore my lightweight winter coat, but after 10 minutes it was unzipped, and after 20 minutes I had taken it off and tied it around my waist. During the walk I saw a couple of yards with visible fertilizer pellets.
- When we got home I suggested we take our dinner outside and eat it on the deck. We did. The late day sun was weak, and didn't provide a lot of warmth, but the first al fresco meal of the year is always exciting. We stayed out just long enough to finish our entree, then headed back inside for conversation and dessert.
Five years ago today: Launching