Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Beaches On My Mind
The weather is truly crazy this year ... this morning our temps are in the high 40s, but yesterday, we reached 80F!!!! We'll see-saw through the week with similiar temperature fluctuations.
When I drove south toward work yesterday morning, I was amazed at how swiftly spring had arrived. ALL the trees had broken bud, and the landscape was filled with the hazy magentas, oranges, lime green of tiny tree flowers. Forsythia, plum and cherry trees, quince, daffodils -- all in full bloom ... my gracious!!!
But the HOT weather has me dreaming of beachtime ... of spending days on white sandy beaches, walking the waterline, picking up shells, sketching with leisure ... ahh ...... at the rate of warm weather moving into our area, these days may not be so far away.
What this all equates to, though, is the mad-dash we face at the Arboretum. With spring, all our display gardens need refreshing, pruning, plants divided, new plants in the ground; plants in the greenhouse need to be bumped up, the root crops have to be in the ground for the hungry, etc., etc., etc. Spring means racing for us ... and right now, we're in the throes of it.
But as I dash from 'must' to 'must' .. my mind goes back to warm, sandy beaches ... and wishing I were there!!! LOL
Have a great day!