Spring is springing all around me and I am blissful! Because we are lucky enough to live in New England, we celebrated Patriots Day on Monday. My workplace is on the route of the Boston Marathon, so I can’t work on Patriot’s Day…aw, shucks, eh? We spent some of each of the three day weekend with hands in soil or attached to a shovel or pitchfork. We have pansies in the front step boxes and tomatoes and strawberries in a sheltered spot on the deck. My wonderful half hour commute brings me huge patches of bright yellow forsythia, lots of daffodils, crocuses, grape hyacinth, buds and just a sheen of green on the trees and, best of all, three blue heron nests in the top of a stand of dead trees with the occasional heron flying into or out of the nest. Plus, the temps have been regularly in the 50s and 60s (it is supposed to top 80 today!) and I drive with my windows open, so the smells are intoxicating (I have always wanted to say that something was intoxicating). This is an incredible time of year which always makes me thankful that I live in New England.
Happily married for a million years, Grammy, Mom and Mum-in-Law, kitties Sophie and Phoebe and best dog in the world Boo! Community theater actor and director, currently on sabbatical. Happy library volunteer and amateur (translated to lover of) photographing nature. Avid reader (via Kindle on my iPhone) of fiction. In love with Midcoast Maine.