Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring is here

This old house could use a lot of work including a new kitchen, but at this time of year, I really don't care. I spend most of my time outside, anyway and if the floor in the kitchen is a little spongy under the linoleum and the cupboards are in danger of falling off the walls...well, we can work on those another day.

I just love this time of year. It's not too hot--yet--and the azaleas are blooming, the dogwoods are blooming, and the air is fragrant with wisteria. If I had a complaint it would be that the daffodils have already come and gone--I love them. They are so cheerful and grow so well and have such a lovely scent. Besides roses, I think daffodils may be my favorite flower. Some years when I'm having trouble with mildew and blackspot on the roses, I think daffodils really are totally my favorite flower. No fuss, no muss.

Even our old lab seems to like this weather although he doesn't seem as impressed by the azaleas as I am.

I could just sit outside for hours and stare.

1 comment:

Carolan Ivey said...

Beautiful pictures!!

I live in Ohio and the frost got my rhododendrons AGAIN. Sigh.