Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's About Time You Got Here

Spring, I mean. (Not you, dear readers!) After a hellish winter, we have been suffering through a long, cold, WET spring. I was dealing with it pretty well for a while, but the four nights I spent shivering in the yard while I covered up the "tender vegetation" (that's what the meteorologists call it, and it makes me chuckle for some reason) used up my last bit of patience with this season.

Finally, though, spring seems to have really arrived. We have had three warm, lovely, dry days in a row. Today was perfect--temperatures in the high 70s, with no humidity and bright clear sun. I am currently sitting on my patio for the first time this year, and it is wonderful. Thanks to all the rain, the landscaping we put in last year is thriving. So, Spring, I am willing to forgive and forget all those April mornings that I trudged in to work in my winter clothes, longing for the day when I could haul out the sandals and set my toes free.

Now, I just need to figure out how to remove those airborne poop-delivery systems (aka birds) that have taken up residence in the vent on the back side of the house. I had to spend 30 minutes cleaning their leavings off the patio before I was able to enjoy it. I'm thinking a small explosive charge oughta do the trick; does anyone have a better idea?


Stacie's Madness said...

i know, I am so happy to see the weather FINALLY coming around.

JD at I Do Things said...

HA! I love "tender vegetation"!

Spring passed us by again this year. Straight from winter to summer. Ah, well.

absepa said...

Stacie's Madness: I was starting to wonder if spring was ever going to come this year. The weather's been beautiful for the past few days, tho!

JD: All of the weather folks on the news that I watch say "tender vegetation." Just another one of those odd things that makes me laugh.

Normally, we shoot straight from the 40s to the 80s, too, but we've had a lovely week of 70s. So nice.

Stacie's Madness said...


absepa said...

Stacie: Thanks! I'm on my way over to your place now!