May 9th, 2018

caillebotte_the orangerie

Still Still Mild

Nothing but mild days and cool nights ahead for the next ten days according the forecasts. How monotonous. How delightful. How enervating. I can see myself doing nothing while the weeds run riot and dessicate into a fire hazard. Spring! The season of vegetation! I'm ready to vegetate.

There are finally a few buds on the rose bushes. I was beginning to think they would never bloom again. Now all the bees who have been buzzing around my back porch the last few days will have something to buzz about. I don't know where they've been getting their energy, so few flowers have been available, and those few mostly tiny things on the various weeds that have sprouted in the back back yard.

Meanwhile the walnut tree is finally getting its leaves. Soon there will be shade for the lawn much of the day, and it won't dry out so fast. It's going to be a lot of shade, too, because that tree hasn't been trimmed in more than ten years and has gotten huge. It's also going to be blocking my view of much of the sky, so the back yard isn't going to be much good for watching the stars this summer.

I totally forgot that today was Wednesday so I din't check the supermarket web sites. Maybe I'll be awake long enough to make out my shopping list later tonight. I haven't been going to sleep until around five o'clock in the morning, so there's a good chance that will happen. All I have to do is remember to remember. HA!