Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

The weather seems to have broken toward Spring now. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, daffodils are opening up, and the temperatures are climbing. We are also seeing some of our Spring/Summer residents showing up. Like these fellows:


And one of them seemed to want to come in and say HI. He kept flying up to the slider doors and looking in like this:


I love it when the Orioles come back. They are really striking birds and the males song is so pretty. Now, all I need to see is the hummingbirds at the feeder!

I also took advantage of the being alone at home on Saturday morning to get some stuff done. I did some more planting for the veggie gardens. I planted the scallion seedlings and got the cucumber/carrot box out and planted. Things are going well out there. I will be harvesting some Romaine, arugula, and mizuna for salads this week. The radishes are also growing nicely. And I started some more chard, kale, and bibb lettuce so that they will have a head start before I have to move the warm weather plants into the box.

We were going to look at flowers Sunday, but the rain put a bit of a quash on that. We’ll get them in soon. I put the big box out on the front railing, and one advantage of the rain is that the soil will be all dampened and ready when I do get the flowers!

Writing work is progressing. I am at the point in the space opera WIP where I have to do some actual writing to fill in a few gaps, but I knew that was coming. The revisions are actually proceeding rather well, and I am learning a lot about the revising process and getting some good ideas for future edits. I still don’t particularly like revising, but I think it’s starting to get, if not easier, at least less of a chore.

This week looks good so far. I hope yours does, too!


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