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March 3, 2008
harbinger of spring


I've been reading about the yarn harlot's isolated adventures in the snowy cold. Walls of snow piling up. Having to seriously limit exposure time to avoid death. She might as well be on Mars. Her locale is just as exotic.

Here, I am happy to report, it is spring. Anyone taking me as harbinger will know that spring arrived officially last Wednesday. I wore white. I wore culottes. I was greeted by the wafting scent of orange blossoms as I came out the back door.

I have plotted and schemed. I have dug dirt. I have lugged $40 worth of craigslist bricks into the car, out of the car and placed them artfully in and about the front yard. I have brought out the pushmower and given our token lawn the once over. I have cleaned out closets. I have re-organized drawers.

The fruit trees have budded. The first rose has bloomed. There are enough peas to make a serving. Birds are chirping and looking at one another suggestively.

Oh, and you could be outside way longer than twenty minutes without risking bodily harm.

02:09 PM | Comments (1)

It was -3C walking to school today and my daughter said it was so warm she had to keep her coat open (last week we peaked at a -30C windchill and I thought my skin would fall off). The snow is up to my underarms. My envy of your spring is sky high. xo