Sunday, September 14, 2008
Spring (at last)
It has been a long wet winter, but Spring has finally decided to settle in. Although it started a fortnight ago, today I can believe it is really serious!
The trees in the garden are starting to blossom - the flowering cherry at the back, the stellatar magnolia, and the flowering cherry beside the deck are all either in bloom or about to bloom.
And that being so, it seemed sensible to fire up the barbecue and see if there was gas in the bottle still. So we did, and there was. And that was dinner on Sunday.
It also seemed sensible, as the weather improved, to let Charlotte see what has become of her bedroom now that she vacated it and removed herself to the other side of the world. It has become a small "parlour", notably tidier than Charlotte felt comfortable in.
And then, by way of a final update, we have been telling Charlotte that her cat, Peaches, is missing her. Peaches has also begun to find her way onto our bed each day, even when the bedding has been removed for washing!