Coming from England, it feels like summer has arrived. But this is spring, and it will get a lot hotter –even hotter than the 105 (or so) degrees we got on our arrival, late last August. Anyhow, our brief winter is firmly in the rear-view, and the landscape is changing.
Our cherry tree is filling with blossom, and our patchy back lawn looks greener –though mainly thanks to flourishing clover. Also greener, the huge leaning tree that hangs precariously over our side yard, poised to drop an endless supply of leaves come fall.
We’ve decided this tree must go, sometime before then. Neighbors have recommended a low cost, shoeless tree-feller (seriously) which is intriguing. For now, we’re enjoying the longer days, and warmer temperatures. And we’ve started eating dinner outside.
The sun creeps into this space each afternoon, so it’s a good spot to eat, hang out, and enjoy a beer or two. Having spent most of our lives in a gray, rainy climate, without much of a summer (typically two weeks of on/off sunshine) we could certainly get used to this.