Monday, April 4, 2011
Last (late) report on wet spring
I'm in Maryland as I write, but I just have to post a couple of pictures of the California scened as it was just before my departure day.
It had been so cold that I was able to enjoy a fire in the wood stove on my birthday -- a first! and so rainy, that the Iceland poppies and even ranunculus were always drooping their fragile petals under the weight of water.
Maybe this rainbow was a signal of the end of the rainiest season. It's lucky I was the one driving the car when we saw it so I could make the decision to stop and shoot.
Even in the midst of rain the tulips I'd planted at church last fall seemed better able to hold their heads up. I had forgotten that I'd planted them which made them even more of a joy. They probably will be gone by the time I return, because the weather turned balmy.
Maryland weather also changed since last week. I couldn't take as many neighborhood walks I was hoping for because we had "wintry mix" of rain, hail, sleet and snow. But on The Lord's Day it turned, and in spite of thunderstorms last night the temps are in the 70's today and we went for a long walk.
But to finish up my report of last month, I want to tell you about our new coffee press. We had an old black Bodum something like this; we'd had it for at least 15 years, but I banged it against the bottom of my new sink and broke the spout one night. B. ran over to Target and found a new one for about $20, and I didn't complain about the fact that it was red and didn't really go with my new kitchen. It would be in the cupboard most of the time anyway. A few days later B. broke the spout of the new red one ! and I steered us to a different Target where they had more colors, including orange, which fits in better. And now we will both treat our coffee press like fine china.
Monday is a school day for all the grandchildren here, which gives me some time to finish this blog post. I haven't yet figured out if I can upload pictures to this computer, but there's not much time left now before I go home, so if I make a report of my family visit here it will probably have to wait until then.
This modern phenomenon of being able to be in Blogland no matter what other spot on the globe one might occupy is really fun!