The apple blossom is not out yet, but I have a feeling it won’t be terribly long now, given the warmth of the last two days! Yesterday the temps were in the 80s. Alice and her family went for a long up and down hike in Hampton Hills and were terribly too warm! It’s always like that when we suddenly have too much of a jump into almost summer. It’s been raining a lot so I haven’t gone out to take any photos and am tired of doing this through screens! But soon……
Every year I long for spring and when it comes I realize how much work there is to do outside! It’s a big shock. We still have a lovely Irish juniper which fell over outside the deck. It’s too wet to have it dragged away, so it will be a feature for a while, something for my dog’s leash to become entangled in whenever he’s out.
I have jury duty this week and phone every evening to see whether I need to show up at the courthouse. Today I don’t, but I have a feeling I may tomorrow. A few weeks from now my son has jury duty. It’s a feature that comes with voting which we always do.
I’ve been waiting for some inspiration to strike and give me a topic for blogging. Not much yet. Or it’s just my mood in this warm and darkly overcast day. Saturday night I went with friends to see Les Mis at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. It was truly wonderful, the entire evening. I was somewhat amazed that one couple brought their kindergarten aged daughter to see this play which is rather long and rather dark, but she was beautifully behaved. When I asked her which part she enjoyed much, and who she would be if she could join the cast, I was slightly surprised to hear that Madame Thenardier was her choice on both counts. But she is, after all, the most colorful character and I doubt that little Anna really understood much of the plot.
I really must go out soon and photograph the lovely daffodils and the Cornelian Cherry tree. My pussy willows are mostly yellow with pollen now, and the spring witch hazel well past it’s prime. But crocuses and glory of the snow are still lovely.
I hope to have something more coherent to post soon, but didn’t want to let too long a time go with nothing.