Spring is sloooooooww coming this year in Northern Virginia. I don't know about the rest of the country, but it still feels like April around here. It's been so gray -- 14 days in a row of rain, with most of the days preceding those 14 being just plain overcast. The minute that the sun peeks out, I feel like it's some kind of miracle.
I spent last Sunday putting out flower boxes and pots of inpatients on the porch as well as trimming the boxwoods. Veggies got planted about two weeks ago, during a break in the rain one Saturday. I can't wait for the herbs to be ready to pick. I love to just walk to the backyard to get herbs for dinner. I feel like I'm in a cookbook -- "Excuse me, I'll just snip some basil from my kitchen garden" -- haha.
By late June or early July, there are wild blackberries in the woods beside our house. Hope and I go out every evening, scavenging for them. I noticed that the blackberry bushes have blossoms, so here's hoping for a big crop.
Our peonies are just about to pop open. That short but magnificent time of year is almost here. Peonies must have the most gorgeous scent in the entire world. I don't know why ours are late (for around here)...I've seen several friends post photos of their bushes blooming in the past week.
I'm planning on changing over things in my living and dining room to my spring/summer look in the next week or two, but haven't had the time recently. Can we all agree that 2 days is not enough for weekends? I think that we need 2 days to get stuff done and 1 day to relax and re-charge. Summer can't come fast enough...only 21 more days left of school!