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Flowers, breeze, sun, pollen and allergies. See you after Mass.
Early morning tennis ball action Ball dropped! A Robert Capa moment.
(1) It has been grey and drizzling off and on for the last three days here in USDA zone 6b. Early this morning, I went to a garden center and one of the workers was unloading bedding plants.Being in a jovial mood, I called out to her, “Looks like you have to work in between the rain!”She called back with a slightly crabby “And through it!”What else could I say except, “Oops! Sorry about that.”Then she smiled a big smile so I guess my faux pas wasn’t so terrible. Still, I wish I had thought that one through and been a little more considerate. (2) So, what else did I do this morning? I came home from the garden center and I tied up eight bundles worth of the branches from last night’s slightly inebriated pruning session; Prairie Fire crabapple, Mohawk viburnum, Arrowwood viburnum, River birch and Manhattan euonymous.I made it a special point to do the bundling and tying while it was actively raining. And I got absolutely soaked to the skin and chilled to the bone.That all seemed perfectly appropriate, somehow.
I'm such a mush.We just watched the video of the Derby and I got all teared up listening to Calvin Borel, in the aftermath interview, sobbing and wishing his momma and daddy were there to see what he's accomplished with his life. What a sweet Cajun guy.
I take it that the Professor is on a golf course this perfect day to be alive. What else could elicit such a mood.
Pieces of April
Darling buds of May. Do rough winds shake them? Not today.
- the fluff of clouds, the delicacy of the blossoms, nothing is forced on the viewer
there was a big may festival thingin harvard square this morningmom here at the house is frenchso she says why don t wehave may 1 off in this countryand make a proper 3 day weekendor maybe go on strike like in franceshe was unhappy because they hadthe shindig on sunday when anyone can parkin our permit space and when she cameback anyone had so when they leftshe moved the honda back to her spaceand said that s the last time she s drivinganywhere on sunday such is the no 1problem of life in cambridgedad s czech friend came over and washappy to have a beer but less happybeing reminded of may day having had to showup in parades and rallies to listen to boringcommies drone on for hours when he wasa teenager and could be bleeping his girlfriendinstead as he says but he really didn t say bleepingmom had the option in france of basicallyplaying at may day and letting them eat cake toowhich reminds me i think i'll go and checkout that brioche mom stashed in the bread drawer
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