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Mar. 18th, 2010 01:01 pm
carynb: (Summertime)
I love springtime.

I love watching our garden grow. Our snowdrops and bluebells are getting a little taller every day. (apparently, we'll have to move the snowdrops to somewhere with a little more sun for next year, since they're nowhere near blooming yet, and they should be completely out by now.)

I love talking walks in the warm spring air, stopping to talk to the neighbors for the first time in months. And getting all the news - one couple spent a month in the Philippines; another gave birth to twin girls.

I love the way people's moods just brighten, this first week of sunshine. Kids are out in the park, playing, people are out walking their dogs, and everyone says "hi" as they walk by.

And, our lilacs are thisclose to budding. There's something about the growing green that just makes me happy.

Life is good.
carynb: (Summertime)
I spent the day yesterday outside, gardening, planning new gardens, moving around the BBQ, doing some weeding, talking with the neighbors...

Y'know what? It was a really good day. My legs are tired today (mostly from crouching to weed - making our front garden as wide as we did may have been a little short-sighted *g*), but they're a good tired.

We're still trying to figure out the best kind of shade tree for the back corner, though. Our backyard faces west, and so it really really hot in the afternoons. We'd like to add trees for shade, but anything that's big enough to actually cast shade is prohibitively expense, and we'd like it to be shade-casting in less than 20 years. So, oaks and maples are out. *g* We were thinking maybe a black walnut or possibly a peach tree, but I'll have to do a little research on growth speeds and heights for those. I loved the walnut trees out at M's old place in Cambridge, so that seems a good way to go - as long as the combination of 10-year sapling we can afford + length of time until it actually casts shade isn't too out to lunch.

I'm impatient, I know.

Life is good.

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