Years ago, there was a television commercial that featured Mother Nature tasting a margarine product When she learned that the product was not real
butter, she pitched a fit and cried out that it was not nice to fool Mother Nature.
Well, I believe she is fooling around with US this time, lulling us into the false belief that we’d be enjoying warmer temperatures and nice weather now that is
is officially spring on the calendar. Not nice of you, Mother Nature!
Our southwest Ohio weather is in the 20’s. brrr…. Adding insult to injury, there were snow flurries this morning.
Last year at this time, it was 80º out!
At least the sun has finally peeked through the clouds and the winds have subsided- for the moment, anyway!
My belief is that spring is still going to be a long time coming.
I was chomping at the bit to see a bit of color on my front door two days ago, so I placed a few bunches of faux flowers and greenery into a small
basket to hang on the glass. Voila~ instant spring to brighten our cloudy days.
The purple and orange flowers added such a fresh look to the cranberry red front door.
I’d love to see a new color on it this year. I’m so over the classic red and am thinking of a fresh new color such as Wyeth Blue.
There is a light coating of snow that still hasn’t yet melted from the warmth of the sun remaining on this display in one of the front beds.
The weatherman says we can expect scattered snow showers for the next week or so.
I’m wondering if he has an “in” with Mother Nature and is accurate with his prediction, or if he’s just trying to stay on her good side so we can all be
thankful to her when the temperatures finally do make it into the 60’s!
I hope it will be warmer in North Carolina when we go down for the Furniture Market in a few weeks. I always enjoy seeing those gorgeous azaleas blooming
everywhere. The city sets out potted flowers in many of the beds bordering the downtown buildings. It’s so nice to see spots of color in an urban setting.
Over the years, I’ve been fascinated with the pine straw mulch that they sit in, and I even contemplated using it for the front beds last summer.
But when I found out that the cost would be exorbitant to get it brought up here, I decided to stay with the shredded black mulch that I normally use.
My guess is that you southern girls just look at the pine straw as an ordinary and everyday fact of life for the garden beds. Is that true?
If you’re in the same boat I’m in with this cold weather, try to stay warm and cozy.
But if you’re enjoying sun and nice weather, celebrate the onset of spring and give thanks to Mother Nature.
If you’re being nice, maybe she won’t notice that I am silently cursing her…..