No…not really…the rain returns on Sunday. But TODAY…today was the most spectacular day we’ve had since October!
I left work mid-day thinking I’d so some work in the yard and pot a few plants on the deck. Once home I grabbed a bite, changed into a t-shirt (really) and sandals (not kidding!), ventured into the sun to put the cushions on the patio chairs and…
…SCREW the yardwork!
Sometimes you just have to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Waste a little time. RELAX! After all, this is only the second 60+ degree day we’ve had up here since early December!
I put some classic Grateful Dead on the stereo, popped a beer and lay back in my chair to catch some rays. OH BOY!!!
The birds were everywhere…hairy and downy woodpeckers, goldfinches in full mating color, white crowned sparrows, towhees, chickadees, juncos, house and purple finches, nuthatches and even a coopers hawk. Better yet..NO INSECTS! Nope…still too cold for them little buggers.
WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY!!!
I tried to take a picture…
…as you can see, my skin is so white the reflected light just kills all detail. Better than a face lift!
And that’s Spring in the Pacific Northwest!
I slept in this morning after spending the evening enjoying the company of our dear friends Toni & John, and their new little girl Maeve. Of course….being at the mountain….my first thought was “look out the window” and was I ever rewarded!
The annual migration of plants, from indoors and various plant sales, are starting to hit the deck. Due to a late cold snap, some will have to stay in the house a bit longer, like these beautimous Rex Begonias.
But others are just waiting to be transplanted to larger pots where they can roam freely, and many perennials are just waking from their winter slumber.
Spring can be very long and wet here in the Pacific Northwest so having even the littlest bit of color lifts my spirit. And…fortunately…the annual Master Gardener’s Sale is the first weekend in May. Unfortunately, I seem to have a problem keeping my money in my pockets at a plant sale. So, I should have a fantastic looking deck in about a month and if the rains stop about the same time…I’d be happier ‘n a coon dawg on a bare leg.
As my father so colorfully puts it.
Saturday was 66 degrees and sunny…Sunday 58 and sunny. The clouds moved in Sunday afternoon but it was still warm and dry.
Right now…33 degrees and this…
Like they say…if you don’t like the weather in Oregon…wait 5 minutes.
This has been an unbelievable weather year. Fortunately…it’s been good for Oregon…for the most part.