Signs of Spring
This is a compendium of posts from another place, gathered here for your convenience.
I guess it is Spring after all. I saw a ladybug and killed a mosquito yesterday.
Signs of Spring: moving the plants outdoors again.
Just had coffee and cake in bright sunshine, in the garden behind the office. I'd say that it is a good 12 °C (20 °F) warmer than on Friday. Perhaps this is finally Spring?
1. The lizards have emerged from hibernation and were sunning themselves on the stone wall by the railway gardens as I walked to lunch.
2. Over the span of a single weekend I went from walking on the north side of the street to enjoy the warmth of the sun, to walking on the south side of the street to avoid the heat of the sun.
3. Hay fever. Ah well, it can't all be golden.
4. The local restaurants have budded out, covering the sidewalks in tables and chairs.
5. Eating icecream outdoors in the garden behind the office, in shirt-sleeves.
6. It takes ages for the water to run hot, because the heating is off.
7. Cold rain on the weekend. Eh, whatever.
8. Feeling a tickle on my arm at work, and looking down to see an ant wandering along between the hairs.
9. The joyful shrieks of the kids at the daycare centre, as the pretty brunette caregiver hoses them down in the garden.
10. Dandelions, hundreds and hundreds of them, covering the road and railside verges.
11. Eating an icecream cone as I walk back to work after lunch. (Maracuja / Peach Cream, since you asked).)
13. Comfortably wearing a short-sleeved shirt to work.
14. Entering the yellow phase. Tulips, daffodils, goldenrod, other stuff I can't name.
15. The swifts (not swallows) are back! Heard (and saw) them screeching and wheeling above the rooftops today. Bliss.
16. A fragment of eggshell on the pavement, quite small; the palest turquoise with tiny flecks of fox-orange.
17. A bright blue butterfly crossing my path.
18. Towering clouds stacking up miles high into the sky.
18a. And rapidly turning very dark indeed, and giving forth much lightning and thunder.
18b. And me hurrying to get home before the storm, making it to the very streetcorner of my block before the first drops fell.