Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime in Vermont

Lots of rain on Wednesday, which our neighbor says is badly needed.  The noon weather report promised that the sun would come out at 3:00pm on Thursday.  I am amazed that the meteorologists think they can pinpoint it like that.  I decided to take a ride to Gardener's Supply where I spent a couple of hours wandering around the shop and the conservatory.  This was just a reconnaissance visit.  I didn't buy anything, not even a packet of seeds.  I can get so impulsive in that store that I had to leave my purse locked in the car.

I was mightily inspired, though.  This morning, even though it was cold and windy, I went out and raked out the flower bed along the garage wall and the herb patch by the wood shed.  If I was a more clever and productive person, I might use all those coreopsis stems to fashion little brooms because they do remind me of broom bristles.  Instead, I will start a knitting project and hope my hands and wrists hold out.

I have discovered that I really did miss some things at our VT house -- my gas stove, my NECCHI sewing machine, and Comcast on Demand.  What I truly did not miss -- heavy jacket, cluster flies, and walking in cold, wet, windy weather.

I'll be darned.  It is not quite 3:00pm on Thursday, but I do believe the sun is trying to show its face here.

A spot of blue sky to the east.

A bit of brightness through the clouds.

Some more blue to the south.

I feel less wiped out today.  I made it to writing group at the library last night, but I can't say I made much of a contribution to the event.  I think the cool air and outdoor exercise in the yard was good for me.

10 comments:

  1. I think I wish there was a writing group here, but I tend to hate meetings of all kinds and try to get out of them anyway. Spring is here, but the 70 degrees have retreated for 50 degree weather. Not bad, but hard to adjust to!

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  2. I joined a writing group in January and find it fun and the feedback useful. It is good to be away, but always nice to come home again.

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  3. You had a productive day, I'll have to try leaving my purse in the car - esp at garden centers!

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  4. Good tip about the purse. I don't think you would enjoy living in Oregon. Our beaches are usually too cold for my taste, but then I'm not a water person. You sound like a Florida gal through and through.

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  5. Sure is pretty. I planted some tomato seedlings last weekend. I have a lot of work to do in my garden.

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  6. I think you were quite productive, and it seems you appreciate much about both places where you live. It sounds like you have the best of both worlds.

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  7. Welcome home to your other place!

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  8. Those weather forecasters are getting better and better. Enjoy your spring preparations in the yard.

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  9. Ah yes, back to reality. We are in full blown spring here and imagine you will be soon and your tan will soon fade.
    Enjoy your "other" world.

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  10. Ah spring--even the gloomy days make us what to make a new start of things! Just wanted to thank you for coming by my blog and for your very kind comments too!

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