Thursday, April 08, 2010
Spring is in full swing. And it happened overnight...we went to Montgomery, AL for a weekend and came back and Winter had flown the coop. We had 8 days straight of high 70s to mid 80s, even spiking up to the 90s Sunday and Monday. Baby green leaves are pushing themselves out of branches everywhere, and the air is thick with pollen (thanks mom and dad for good genes and no allergies). The best part...the dogwoods and the sycamore in the backyard. I cannot look at a sycamore tree without thinking of my dear old dad and the dead stick that almost met its untimely demise, only to be planted in a corner in the backyard in blind faith! The huge sycamore right outside my back deck is now a green mist of tiny velvety green leaves. The dogwoods of course remind me of the undergrowth in the redwoods, with their delicate pink and white flowers. Too bad the flowers don't last a little longer. Well, out with me to the backyard where Brandie and I are slaving away building a stone patio.