“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

This morning’s sky is the deepest of blues, a breathtaking blue. Not a cloud can be seen. I figure it is Mother Nature’s way of apologizing to us for all that rain, two days worth. The air is a bit chilly, only 54˚. It will get a little warmer but won’t break 60˚. It’s is after all spring on Cape Cod.

The trees are flowering on my street, some white, some bright pink. Gardens are filling with blooming flowers. The air smells sweet. Small leaves are growing on the scrub oak trees. I walk Gracie to the backyard several times a day. She always stops on the front lawn and sniffs the air. Any noise grabs her attention. At our 4:30 this morning walk to the backyard, she sniffed a bit then hurried to the gate. She ran into the backyard and squatted right away. We both went back inside and we both fell asleep. I woke up around 7:30. Gracie is back to sleep. It is her morning nap time.

My dance card has been really empty for the last few weeks, and the only dance this week is a library board meeting. The laundry is done, the trash has gone to the dump, and the house is clean. My deck still has its winter look, but that will change in the next week or two.

Gracie and I just came inside. The wind is blowing enough so I can hear all the chimes from my backyard trees. It is a chilly wind.

Spring energizes me. A warm day gets me out of the house so I don’t miss it. It is the same feeling I remember having as a kid. I felt free somehow. Gone was the heavy coat. Gone was walking backward into the wind on freezing cold mornings. Spring always made me want to skip.

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10 Comments on ““I must have flowers, always, and always.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Of course You don’t have any clouds in the sky, they are all here 🙂 It has been raining all day, mostly drizzle but every now and again a light shower. It did reach 50F so I’m not complaining too much.

    This rain and coo,er weather seems to be just what nature wanted, I can see leafs or at least the beginning of them on almost all trees here, only the oaks are a bit behind but they always are. Tha garden is full of spring flowers now and more is on the way 🙂

    I’ve boiled chicken for Albin, minced meat for Nova and I’ve done the laundry so now I can relax again 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Well, you must have sent the clouds here as the sun and blue sky are long gone. I don’t think we’re having rain, just an ugly day.

      Now at least I can believe we’ll have spring. The world of flowers is opening up and the dull winter is being replaced by the beauty of spring.

      Gracie has already had her can of food, a beef stew with carrots and potatoes. She eats the best dog food.

      I took a nap!

      Have a great evening!

  2. flyboybob Says:

    We completely missed winter this year and my new leather jacket only left my closet once or twice since Thanksgiving. Our last day with below freezing temperature was January 4th. The lack of a real long period of freezing temperature will only make the bugs and pollen more plentiful this summer. The city will be out spraying to kill the mosquito population to prevent West Nile and now Zika infections.

    By Memorial Day our afternoon temperatures will be in the 90s and the threat of thunderstorms will decrease until July when the real heat sets in and 90 degrees becomes the low temperature of the day.

    Today is clear with a balmy 85 degrees.

    • katry Says:

      We had less snow than previous years but we did have winter. It is even still in the 40’s every night. I don’t remember spraying occurring often here.

      We will have warmer days by Memorial Day, but it will never be as hot as in the 90’s. Even Boston seldom gets that hot.

      85˚ balmy?

  3. Hedley Says:

    Baseball Sunday in Detroit and we clunked down to Warren to watch the Prince and his St Larry Mustangs come up just a shade short. He anchored down first base vacuuming up everything that came his way and hit on each of his at bats. The Prince is big and the ball flew.

    We are all heading to Comerica in a couple of weeks for a Saturday night game against the Rangers. If that Prince doesn’t go to the NFL, he seems destined for the Detroit Tigers

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Like you, my sister goes to all her grandchildren’s games. All of them are playing spring soccer. One Saturday she did three games.

      I am impressed with the prowess of The Prince especially as he is playing first base.

      I do love going to Fenway and seeing a game. There is something amazing about sitting in the stands, eating hot dogs and shelling peanuts.

      • Hedley Says:

        We have been counting off starts and think we will see Verlander. Last time the Prince drilled about $80 in pizza and snacks – I have learned my lesson, he will be well fed before we take to our seats

      • katry Says:

        You are in for a treat if it’s Verlander.

        I had to chuckle at The Prince and his appetite. I can’t imagine that feeding him before you go will actually make all that much of a dent in his appetite. Being at the park, stimulates appetites.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Yesterday was half and half sunny and cloudy. The sun would shine for awhile and it would be pleasant except for the bit of bite that the breeze had. Then some angry dark clouds would cover up the sun and make it look like rain would come but rain never did. The sun would come shining back again.
    I had laundry and dishes to do but I didn’t. I lugged the ladder outside and changed a light bulb in the back door light. Thinking was enough work for a Sunday, I loaded the dogs in the jeep and we went for a ride.
    Then I did grocery shopping because I was jonesing for a Dove ice cream bar. There were many people in the store. I began to wonder if a snowstorm was forecast. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      We did get rain but not much and not for long. It left a cold, damp day. Last night got cold. It was a weird weather day.

      I didn’t do anything yesterday, not even a bulb. It has been a tough couple of weeks trying to help Gracie with the new treads, sleeping on the couch, cleaning up her night problems and finally the vets. I was dreading what the vet might tell me and felt so happy when she said it was an easy fix. I just haven’t felt well mostly from tension. Now I’m hoping the pills take effect quickly.

      Now you have me wanting a Dove bar!!

      Have a great evening.

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