Friday, March 14, 2008

Geese on the Sunrise

It was chilly this morning, frost on the windshield and all that, but as I drove over the arch of the bridge over the hideously mis-named Elgin/O'Hare Expressway (which goes to neither Elgin, nor O'Hare), the sky was a pale, pale blue with those thin, wispy and slightly lumpy silver clouds, and the newborn sun rising behind them. A wedge of geese flew north through the sunrise.

I would have taken a photo, but they were winging it fairly quickly, and I'm not sure this cheap camera would have shown anything other than a dark blur against the beautiful sunrise, and you all would have been sending me packets of lens papers and micro-fiber cloth to clean my camera's nose.

It would appear that Spring is actually springing. While there is still a mound of ice in the back garden area, each night when I come home it's a bit smaller, and some of the plants from last year have a bit of green showing, primarily the Iris.

I'm looking forward to late spring this year because I'm interested to see which of my perennials that I planted last year have survived and thrived. I'm hoping the Lavendar does, I also hope the Peony has been fruitful and multiplied. The Daffodils take care of themselves, mostly, and I would like to see some better flowering on the pink Bleeding Heart, as last year it was a bit scanty and only the all-white ones did well.

I think I will try to grow peppers this year. The woman next door did some last year and got a lot of good-sized bell peppers and some jalapenos. Can't hurt, and certainly can't do any worse than the unsuccessful zucchini!

Been pouring over the seed catalogs - I wish I had enough of a yard to plant a real veggie garden again like I had in Denver. I don't miss much about Colorado, but I sure do miss the old house. Some day I will have to go back again and visit my tree. Maybe I'll remember to bring my farking camera and take a photo of it.

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Croila said...

"Elgin" ... That is SO weird seeing you talk about Elgin. Because my parents live 62 miles away from Elgin, and they're here in Scotland. ;-)

The Future Was Yesterday said...

74 today...the robins have their nest completed in Ma's birdhouse. Spring is springing up there. Keep the faith!:)

BBC said...

It's been raining a light drizzle here for days now. I guess it would be a good time for me to plant the berry vines I bought.


Caz plants stuff and they grow. I water 'em (whatever they are) and, according to Caz, I talk to 'em as I water.

I like being weird.

Mind you I'd crap myself if they answered back

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Elgin which is a stone's throw away from where I live now. Vancouver Lower Mainland. Sounds like everyone has their own Elgin.