It was a lovely Spring day at Chez Purling Oaks today! The sun was out, it was a bit breezy and I think the tempurature got into the low 60s! Last night's thunderstorms and today's sun have melted a great deal of snow. The only snow hanging on is either in large piles or along the edge of the woods, which is shaded. I found a number of green signs of Spring this afternoon. Here are some daffodils that escaped last Fall's shovel.
Daylilies that didn't escape the shovel and are now showing their greeness to my delight. I did some economical landscaping last October by dividing an overgrown patch of daylilies and, artfully, (I hope) placing them about the yard. The daffodils were supposed to all be relocated to another flower bed but we obviously have some stragglers. We were also gifted with some ferns but those are still dormant (crossing fingers).
The chives are getting off to a very good start.
This will be their second year in the herb garden. Chive's flowers are a favorite of mine and I would love to develop a garden with multitudes of chive plants just to have them all flowering at once. There are also garlic chives in my herb garden but they aren't awake yet.
I had the windows open for a few hours this afternoon for a little air exchange. I'm sure our house isn't airtight by any means but new fresh Spring air is very welcome in large quantities.
I had a dream last night, which is a good thing. However, I dreamed I plagiarized an entire Chappysmom post, pictures and all! Horrors of horrors! I even said that Chappy was my dog! Nightmare! Not about Chappy, of course, but about the stealing. Argh! Perhaps the dream was an offshoot of yesterday's blog discussions at Cara's blog and Steph's blog. The topic of why do we blog is very interesting to me and a number of comments brought up reasons I had not previously considered. I posed the question to Vicki when I was considering a blog of my own and she definitely gave me something to ponder.
I'm still thinking about why I blog. I blog to be part of the knitting blog community, which I see as a very positive community. I blog to improve my creative writing. I review, analyze, and produce reports at work but they are all of a technical nature and certainly contain no whimsy. I blog to record my creative knitting or other crafty endeavors. I blog so my friends can drop in and find out what I've been up to without relying on my lousy correspondence. I blog so I might make more friends and be a friend to others. I blog to ease my heart when it hurts and to share my joys with anyone willing to read. I blog to remember.