May is such a tease, here in the PNW (Pacific northwest, y'know.) We'll get a couple of weeks, maybe even a whole month of warm, sunny weather. People go nuts. A little too nuts. (Attention, tweeny shopper in Kohl's last week: the fact that the thermometer rose above 70F does not qualify this as BIKINI weather. Please put on the shirt your mom keeps handing you.)
The warm weather does mean that everything with chlorophyll is putting on a show. Like my pink dogwood. What a change just a couple of days makes!
See my sun chair, on the little patio? Yes. That's where I go to get my daily dose of Vitamin D, with a side of peace and quiet. And if the breeze is blowing, even a little...
... see my neighbor's white lilac? I can sit in my chair with the aroma of lilac wafting over me. Bliss :D
I have my own lilac...
... still in recovery from when we excavated to level our driveway. It just started blooming again last year, so I don't dare pick any yet, but it's coming along. And it's a double lilac, see?
It's over by the ugly side of the garage, next to the mystery tree. I don't know what it is, but it sure leafs out a lot later than everything else.
It's worth it, though, because in the fall, it's gorgeous :D
But back to spring.
This is one of my favorite sights,
laundry on the line.
Gramma Grasshopper would be proud - I bought the boys new socks today. Because, yes, we are those geeky homeschoolers your mother warned you about. Absolute fashion disasters. The boys have not internalized The Rule about socks, yet.
Long pants, long socks. Shorts (short pants), short socks.
But the time has come. They will wear their short socks to Disneyland and they will like it.
And I will sit in my sun chair, liking the view.