Monday, April 03, 2017


It looks like we are in for lots of April showers in the next few weeks. That's not necessarily a bad thing for our gardens. For our psyche? Well, I keep thinking that I would not have been a good candidate for life in the Pacific northwest. I'd prefer a good number of sunny days in between those that bring the needed rain.

But, there's little to complain about now. Everything is growing! True, the sun room offers a space for breakfast that's hasn't those gorgeous streaks of sunlight, but it's bright enough!

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Outside, the willow is budding heavily and the grass is no longer that winter shade of brown.

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And Snowdrop? She is so excited to be heading out after school on a neighborhood flower hunt!

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We find some! (Siberian squill!)

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Snowdrop is wearing a jacket that reflects her family's affection for the Dodgers baseball team. When I note it (upon picking her up), she tells me --"I'm a dodgers fan..." We all chuckle and perhaps for this reason she feels compelled to explain: "My daddy's a dodgers fan!"

(At the farmette, she examines our work on the strawberry plants...)

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Inside: the croissant moment...

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Then the dance -- polka, followed by highland jigs. Ed is exposing her to a wide range of folk tunes!

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Finally, there is her rediscovery of the guitar.

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She wants to be left alone with it, but of course, I can't do that. Not now, not in this fragile fashion.

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No matter. She is smiling. I am smiling.

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And the rain comes down and you know, this makes the girl even more happy! We step outside and she is instantly wet and drippy - and delighting in it all.

An April love song. Look for it this month. It's there.