Friday, March 27, 2009
First beer of the season
It was warm enough today (mid-fifties perhaps) to sit outside on the back steps for a while. They get warmed up by the sun during the early afternoon and are very comfortable by 3 p.m. or so. After 5, I need to move to the side steps, as the sun has switched over there by then.
There really isn’t much to do in the garden at this stage. The bulb watch has begun, and I can see all of the tulip sprouts above ground. There is nothing I can do to forward their progress. I pulled away the old hellebore leaves (and a lot of other old leaves in the front garden, so the bulbs can come up unimpeded). The pond guy is due to open the pond in a week or so. I can’t really plant anything yet and it’s not time to prune the roses. When I get a warm weekend, I may do some clearing and cultivating in the back. If I get to it.
Our patio furniture is still under its coverings (which are themselves weighed down by pools of melted ice), but I’ve always liked sitting on the steps best. Today a little (lost?) cat came and sat with me, and we both basked in the sun.
Did I have another beer after the first one? Or did I switch to something else? Discuss among yourselves.