Friday, May 13, 2005
An Unusual Spring
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March.
---Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Overall, it feels good. Have always enjoyed running in drizzly weather. Great display of wild flowers in the foothills; the meadows look lush and green. Rows of gingko trees on the street are so full of new leaves that you can hardly see the branches. My small garden is doing well. The nasturtiums a riot of colors, and sweet peas in bloom.
Schools preparing for graduation ceremonies just about a month away. Summer Solstice is on June 21st. The seasons come....and go.
JHL and I went back to Russian Ridge to look at wild flowers. Here are a few pictures.
Poppies, Owls Clover, Sky Lupine
Owls Clover,Checker Mallow
Johnny Jump Up