I wish you could smell these! We have been waiting for these lilac flowers to open. They have no scent until they open. Not even a tiny bit leaks out. But when they open, they are delicious. I had been telling my little boy about how wonderful these flowers smell. These are one of mom’s favorites. Today, when I showed them how they had bloomed and I inhaled deeply with my nose to the pedals, he leaned forward and forcefully exhaled through his nose. It’s hard to smell anything that way, kid!
This picture was taken at 2:26 PM. He had rained off and on through the morning. The sky was dark and windy most of the day so far.
From Spring to Winter in an Hour
No long after I took the lilac picture, the wind really whipped up. Then sleet came pelting out of the sky! Sleet? IN MAY???? Nothing has sprouted in those pots yet. So I’m thinking this won’t effect the plants. But really… sleet in May?
This picture of sleet was taken at 4:08 PM.
We Interrupt This Season to Take You to Summer
At 4:47 PM, 39 minutes after the picture of sleet in my flower pots, it was nearly 70 degrees! I know what you might be thinking. No, that was not hail (,Mary,) in those pots. It was legitimately cold. It was sleet. There was even some snow mixed in with the sleet. True, we get hail with storms in the summertime. But this was not hail.
This was a strange day in the midst of strange days. The pandemic. Everyone wearing face masks in public. Most stores still closed. Most people not going anywhere, just staying home. It all feels so strange.
Six years ago… on a distant blog, at a now distant location… I wrote this. I will be right upfront and tell you there is an "unseemly" misspelling in that old article. All words are not what they "seem." I could go back and edit that article, fix it all up, make it pretty. But... I'm too tired. The Continue Reading →
(Originally posted on the website Heron Flight) I cannot sleep. I tried and I tried. I read. I tossed and I turned. I stared at the clock and watched the amount of time I had left before work shrink and shrink. Then I got up, somewhere around 12:30 AM. “What did you do?” you ask. I re-potted plants. “What? Continue Reading →