“When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring.”

The clouds are still here, and it may rain later or even sooner as the clouds are getting darker. Every now and then the sun pops out but not for long. It is in the mid-50’s. The rest of the week is supposed to be warmer, even reaching the 60’s by Wednesday. We’re getting closer to deck weather.

Some days I just feel lazy. I used to feel guilty being unproductive, but long ago I learned to revel in the sheer luxury of doing nothing. What are you up to today you ask. Well, I will definitely wash up and brush my teeth, but then I’m done. Oops, I do have to fill the bird feeders, but, after that, I’m really done. I have a book, a few new magazines and a very comfy couch. I also have a whoopie pie from the bakery. Sounds like heaven to me.

In my backyard are several clumps of violets. I planted a couple of the flowers and they spread. I dug the original violets from my mother’s yard. They and lilies of the valley grew along the stone wall in the back behind her house. I also have her lilies growing. They are in a bed next to the driveway. The violets are already blooming, and they always remind me of my mother.

The peepers are back. Last night I heard them from near the small pond at the end of the street. They are a spring sound, a welcome sound.

I have always found it amazing how much louder the world gets in the spring. When I was a kid, walking to school in winter was a chore, a chore done quickly with little conversation. Getting from one warm place to the other, even if one was school, was the only thing on our minds. Nobody yelled in winter. We used all our energies to stay warm. But, with the first hint of spring, the world changed. Off went the heavy coats, and we took our time going to school, chatting and laughing the whole way. Birds greeted us and made the morning beautiful. People lingered and said good morning. After school, we played outside, and kids’ voices could be heard again all over the neighborhood. We had woken up just as the flowers and the birds had; we were just louder.

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8 Comments on ““When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Spring has arrived in Texas with the blooming of the bluebonnet which is the State flower. They grow wild along side of the highways and in fields. They only appear for a couple of weeks in late Appril and are gone for the year.


    I could get used to doing nothing but staying home with my spouse 24/7 would drive us to the divorce court. 🙂

    Today is partly sunny with a forecast high in the low 80s.

    • katry Says:

      That field is just beautiful. I sometimes see wildflowers around here as fields of them have been planted, but they don’t grow as wild as your bluebonnets.

      I am by myself and am quite happy with that for the most part.

  2. Hedley Says:

    Finally, it feels like spring, something over 70 today and over 80 tomorrow. I slugged down my lunch, changed my shoes and headed out in to the neighborhood listening to Radio 4 Extra as I marched. 40 minutes later, I have slumped down at my desk and really would not mind a nap.

    I guess I can pretend to work until Spurs come on at 3 and I watch the match on my office computer.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I took an early nap myself. The day is sort of ugly and I don’t have a whole lot of energy I have PT later, and that will be my big accomplishment for the day.

      Once in a while I’d pretend to work as well. Now I don’t have to.

  3. olof1 Says:

    The rain is pouring down here now and the lightning hit south of the bog a while ago. I thought it would be here by now but it seems to be rather lazy. It wasn’t further south though so I guess it hasn’t much energy left.

    Albin wanted to go outside to check what that sound was so it doesn’t seem he’s afraid of the thunder. The little lambs outside isn’t that happy though but it might be the pouring rain they don’t like.

    I’ve done half of the laundry and I’ll do the rest tomorrow, I feel that’s enough of work for one day 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      It rained a little here but not like your storm. There hasn’t been a lightning storm in a long while.

      Only my first dog was afraid of thunder. She shook the whole time. I don’t know about Henry yet.

      I hate to do my laundry. It’s carrying it up 2 floors I hate. I try to get it done so Lee, who cleans my house, can carry it up.

      Have a great evening!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    No peepers here yet, I think. At least I’ve not heard them.
    It’s cloudy, rainy, and cold outside but I can hear the robins shouting out there along with the English sparrows cheeping. It’s so quiet today. It feels like Sunday afternoon. Weird.

    Enjoy the afternoon.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I was out last night for the first time so I heard them. It was a wonderful sound. Everything else was quiet.

      It rained earlier and still looks as if it will rain again. I have to go to PT at 5, and I wish I didn’t have it. I want nothing more than to laze around.

      Have a wonderful evening!

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