I posted about the lilac bush in our driveway a month ago, thinking it would be just a day or two before they came into bloom, but then we had some seriously cool and rainy weather, keeping the flowers from growing for awhile. But now that is behind us, and we have lots of sun mixed with clouds and, of course, rain. Perfect temperatures, though, and now those lilacs are opening. I sure wish I had more than just a memory of the smell: my sniffer can barely make out any fragrance, even when picked and placed inside the warm kitchen. But I know very well what they smell like.
I do think I like posting this Monday missive on Tuesdays, as it gives me more time to relax and reflect with whatever comes into my mind. Today on my walk back from the coffee shop, I saw five bunnies on the trail! Not all at once, but every now and then one would hop back into the bushes when it saw me. One stayed and eyed me for quite a few minutes before leaving (I stopped, too). It makes me wonder whether there are some regulars who feed them. It is tempting, but a bunny who cannot find lots to eat with the abundant salad fixings all around won't be long for this world, I suspect.
In an hour, I'll need to drive to my acupuncturist's office for a treatment. Although I don't have any really pressing problems, I always feel so much better after he takes those needles out and my body's meridians are balanced. Today I'll ask him to help boost my immunity and also help my ankle fully recover from last week's minor sprain. Otherwise I'm feeling pretty darn good!
Looking ahead to our hike on Thursday, it looks like I'll be needing all my rain gear. Soon, we'll be warming up outside and the rain will diminish in another month or so as we begin our summer heat. It's short around here, usually. I cannot believe what happened in India during April: a strong heat wave well over normal highs. I am so grateful that I live in such a beautiful place, and we only occasionally reach temperatures that are uncomfortable. Climate change may give us a bit more of them, but nothing like the 45-50°C temps India suffered through, making this April the third hottest on record. They are back to their normal 90s (33-35°C).
I hope everything is fine in your neck of the woods. We might even reach 60°F today! Like I said, it's been cool around here.
Lilac is a delightful harbinger of Spring isn't it? Good luck at the acupuncturist and happy hiking.ReplyDelete
Our lilacs are a way from blooming yet. I find my sense of smell is not so great any more either. The taste of food is affected too I find.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great hike on Thursday, even if it rains.
We appreciated the mild but cool and dry weather today as we spent most of it outside planting things.:-)ReplyDelete
You just had to show your lilacs because I'm a long way from seeing lilac blooms.ReplyDelete
The lilacs are in flower here too. Your one is a beautiful rich colour.ReplyDelete
When ever you get your meridians balanced it makes me want to try acupuncture just to know that feeling. Someday.ReplyDelete
Our lilacs will probably bloom in a few weeks, but yours are not as far ahead of ours as I thought they would be.ReplyDelete
Posting on Tuesday sounds like a good idea. Acupuncture sounds scary!ReplyDelete
There wasn't much to mow but the mowing company was here today for the first time. I guess that is a true sign of spring--LOL!ReplyDelete
I saw some lilacs at Whole Foods the other day. A small bunch cost over $30, and when I sniffed them, I was not impressed with much of a scent. Needless to say, I didn't buy any.ReplyDelete
We made it to 60 degrees today and it seemed hot! Hope all goes well at the needle dr:)ReplyDelete
Funny you should mention. Our lilac bloomed just the other day as well.ReplyDelete
They are always a welcome sight.ReplyDelete