Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blue On Blue

Spring, right? I walked 15 minutes from the bus stop to the shop this morning and my ears were frozen. One of my coworkers picked me up and saved me the last 5 minutes of wind. I got a proper dressing down for not dressing properly. But who can tell what clothes to wear these days? Wellies, sneakers, flip flops or ballet flats? A coat or a little jacket? Wool or cotton? Well, in my khaki jacket, cotton sweater, t-shirt and ballet flats I got it all wrong. And I heard about it in English and Spanish.

But when I came home from work the wind was gentle, the skies were so blue, and the garden was haphaphappy. The first blossoms on the ornamental plum are open, the brunnera is flowering the muscari at the base of the crepe myrtle are up and starting to open. I should have fallen to my knees rejoicing and weeding, but after a garden tour, I pulled a chair into the sun and read my book. Ahhhh. Last day of March!


  1. The season is turning slowly but surely over in this part of the world. You can feel cool freshness in the mornings now after one of the hottest and driest summers on record (no rain for 100 days!) Now it is cool enough to step into the garden and just hope the Autumn rains hurry up!

  2. are so sweet to stop by and leave such kind comments....

    and i LOVE your photographs..they are beautiful....

    looking forward to sharing Teddy with you...

    sending love, my friend

  3. So - are those the 'faux' forgetmenots? Have I told you about my little on-going collection of china with forgetmenots on them? Talked with Mom tonight; lots of topics and forgot to ask her the rock-pile provenance. Love, G.

  4. Sepal and twig, I should stop complaining about the amount of rain we have been getting. Because like you soon we will be in summer and the rain will be no more. And then I'll be complaining about that!

    Kary, Thank you. And thanks for allowing yourself to share your feelings, happy or sad, with us.

    Gwen I didn't know about this china collecting. Now I'll have to keep my eyes open while thrifting!

  5. You just described a typical San Francisco day. We never know what the weather is going to do and what it decides to do in the morning will most likely be very different from what it decides to do in the afternoon. Your day seemed to improve considerably by the time you returned home from work. Thank goodness. It doesn't get much better than sunshine and a book.

  6. mmm... sounds glorious! the book and chair part that is. My wait at the bus stop was painful too, but dontcha just feel like a goof wearing a coat, hat and scarf in the morning and stripping down to just your cardigan on the way home!?

  7. Didn't you listen to your mom? Layers layers layers! :)

  8. Katie, Don't I always feel like a goof?

    Nicole, Um, no! Still paying the price!

    Denise, No it doesn't and then I threw in a dog walk and all was heaven!

  9. Dear Jane,

    I am glad your windy day had such a sunny end! Ahh to sit in the sun with a book......if only!!

    I wish you and your family a Happy Easter. I hope the weather will stay this way and you can enjoy the beautiful flowers in your garden!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  10. Brunnera already! I'd love to hate you for that, but instead I rejoice. THanks for sharing.