Spring is Here to Stay
As most of you know by now, I’ve been really excited about the arrival of Spring. This week in particular has been really warm, with highs in the mid-70’s most of the time, and lows only as low as the 50’s. I was even able to ride the motorcycle all week long to save a ton on gas.
Becky and I have been watching the tulips grow in our front yard. We bought some bulbs last fall and planted them, not expecting any blooms for the first year. But we noticed one red tulip getting ready to open up. We were both surprised, and decided that would probably be the only one. But after a couple of days, we noticed most of the others doing the same. Needless to say, this area of our front yard is now a bright red and yellow reaffirmation that Spring is here to stay.
This weekend we’re coming into the ‘Dogwood Winter’. It’s one of two cold snaps we get here in East Tennessee after Spring has arrived. There will be another one in a week or two that we like to call ‘Blackberry Winter’.
For those of you not from the Tennessee area, I can hear you asking, “Why is it all about Dogwoods and Blackberries?” You see, Dogwood Winter is right about the time Dogwood trees bloom, and the same goes for Blackberries. So while things will get cool again a couple more times, Becky and I have been enjoying ourselves in this warm weather and getting lots of work done outside. I love Spring. 🙂