|Carol preparing her plot|
Although it got below freezing last night, it was because it cleared off and the day's "heat" (it only made it to 45F yesterday) went back into the atmosphere. But today is sunny and simply gorgeous. I spied Carol in the garden, working hard to get rid of all that green grass that crept in during the winter. I myself, however, haven't touched my garden again since last week. It was rainy and cold, not at all inviting, until today.
|Butch has been waiting patiently|
Instead, I took my bike out for a spin after the five-mile excursion with the Fairhaven walkers. We (Butch and I) rode over to the library to return some books, and I got air in her tires. The ride before getting the air and the ride AFTER were like night and day. It makes it clear to me why inflating the tires properly on your car gives you so much better gas mileage: every turn of the wheel you lose some energy.
The weather is looking good enough that I might (just a possibility) drive down to Snohomish tomorrow hoping to get my knees in the breeze for the first time this year. It makes me a bit scared to think of it, little flutters in the pit of my stomach. I've had layoffs before, and I know that those butterflies are normal, nothing to keep me away. You'll be one of the first to know if I go!
I envy your spring. That's the season, the spring in your step and the guts to spring out of an airplane. I hope you enjoy as always. :)ReplyDelete
I haven't had my bicycle or motorbike out yet - we still have snow and sand laden streets from sand n plough town guys. It is warming to see your friend out in her garden and that part of me is a long way off yet. Next, we'll be seeing you landing somewhere with your parachute. Best of luck with your first jump of the season :)ReplyDelete
I do hope that you are able to go. And I suspect that not only are the butterflies normal, they are healthy. Skydiving is not something to get complacent about. I am (as always) in awe of your energy. A five mile excursion FOLLOWED by a bike ride? It would be decidedly either or here.ReplyDelete
I'm betting you'll go tomorrow.ReplyDelete
one of the ladies in the 'neighborhood' - about 2 miles from me - had her garden tilled and had string lines staked across it today. thought about your grassy patch!ReplyDelete
good luck if you jump!
Hope you get that first jump of the season under your belt tomorrow. I'm beginning to doubt I will ever get into my garden with the terrible weather happening over here so I'll just have to watch you working in yours instead.ReplyDelete
ah very cool...i bet a bike ride was just the trick....getting the breeze in your face...they are calling for snow here tomorrow! yikes...no biking for me then...smiles..have fun tomorrow though yourself...ReplyDelete
I say you're going tomorrow, too! So what's on your agenda for the garden this year?ReplyDelete
Oh, my gosh. Skydiving already?ReplyDelete
I have been feeling gloomy with the clouds. Should have gone outside and gotten some exercise myself. That always helps.
Let me know if you go tomorrow. I may come watch.
I look forward to each expedition you take on, my friend...hiking, bike riding, skydiving, gardening. You make them all seem as if I'm right there, and I do enjoy being here at your blog. Thank you for sharing your days with me.ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, I'm eager to learn if you do go. As to weather. Here it is about 29 degrees F and we are supposed to get about 8 inches of snow overnight.ReplyDelete
As to gardens: I'm hoping to do some square-foot gardening this summer for the first time since the summer of 2008. I can just taste those tomatoes and that zucchini and eggplant!
Good luck with your gardening this year. I so enjoyed your postings last summer when you gardened for the first time. Peace.
The green grass is a treat to see. Go for it. Get out and sky dive. The older we get the harder it is to get our butts out the door.ReplyDelete
Butch is a fine looking bike.. good reminder on the air in the tires.ReplyDelete
Your spirit is a breath of fresh air. Wherever the rest of your weekend takes you, I hope it's great!
Have a blast in the breeze..safe landings!! :)ReplyDelete
Your weather does seem similar to mine over here in England. However we are 4 inches deep in snow today so no gardening for me either! I'm going to miss these lazy days when I sit around in a warm room and read, read and knit!ReplyDelete
Oh, why don't you act your age? Lol. Many of us who approach 70 wouldn't dream of doing what you do! Kudos to you!ReplyDelete
I'd rather be biking than gardening, any day.ReplyDelete
Riding a bike with low tires? Oh, the leg muscle cramps...I can feel them now. Yep, like night and day.ReplyDelete
As for gardening...we're just about done with all that we can do in the drought. I envy you getting ready to begin working on your garden patch.
I'm still nursing the mint I brought inside last fall. And soon we'll be planting more. Along with other goodies. My husband discovered yesterday that the bunnies did a number on our raspberries. AAARRRGGGHH! Happy Spring Djan!ReplyDelete
Checking in to let you know that you and your sister and family are in my prayers. Praying....ReplyDelete
I'm so excited for you. Spring is such a wonderful, exciting time. I can't wait to see what you put into your garden this year.ReplyDelete
It looks like Carol has been working hard to clear the grass. I am amazed at how quickly the grass has covered one of my small garden spots.ReplyDelete
I hope the weather clears so you can get your knees in the breeze soon.
How lucky you are. We had a nasty snow and ice storm on Friday and winter just won't go this year. Nice gardening.ReplyDelete