Signs of Spring
I’ve been waiting to post because I really wanted to update you about the Hummy Hum. I was certain that I would have a solution to the ongoing issue by now (especially since Mercury has now turned direct and I am hopefully out of its vortex.) But it looks like we will have to wait a bit longer. The second replacement part that was put in several weeks ago did not fix it. From my perch across from the kitchen where I write, it has become a most unwelcome sound track to my day. It even made an appearance in my dreams last week and I woke up faintly hearing it even though the door to my bedroom was closed. Do send good thoughts that this little episode will be over soon. In the meantime I’m enjoying the first signs of spring.
After the very short winter days we have in the Northwest, the start of this season is a balm to my soul. Spring cleaning has begun at Pie Cottage. I’m washing my cottage windows to let as much bright light as possible stream inside. Outside, my purple crocus are blooming…
The first plum blossom of the season opened the day before yesterday.
My rhubarb leaves have begin to unfurl.
And sweet Gretapie is enjoying being outside too, although I do have to wipe her paws when she comes back inside so she won’t track mud all over the floor but this is a very small price to pay for her constant and joyous companionship.
Mr Fez on the other hand seems to think that his indoor “garden” will do just fine.
I’m itching to get my hands into the soil so will do a bit of weeding today and start to sprout my Cupani sweet peas. Cupanis have beautiful two-toned purple blossoms and their intense fragrance captures the essence of what I believe a sweet pea should smell like: sweet and spicy.
And to my friends who are still snowbound in other parts of the country, please stay warm and be safe!