Spring slipped in between a couple of storm systems today, fully equipped with sun, warm air, a few fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky, and even a flower! I was so shocked to see this bright purple bloom I couldn’t for a moment remember what it was or where it came from, then I realized it was a dwarf iris from a bulb that I’d planted a year and a half ago. (I don’t know why it appears blue here. Maybe it’s my computer.)

Although I was disappointed in the dismal appearance rate of the bulbs I planted that fall, many seem to be coming up this year, and in fact, seem to have propagated themselves. Now it remains to be seen if I will have any blooms beside this one cheerful iris, though with a new weather system moving in, it’s hard to figure out what will happen. If it remains above freezing and we just get rain, the bulbs will probably have a growth spurt, but if it snows, all bets are off.

I’m hoping the storm holds off an extra day because I have an appointment with my mechanic on Monday to have a new carburetor put in my bug, and that’s the very day the storm is expected. Luckily, I’d only have to drive a quarter of a mile, so it shouldn’t be a problem, but I am not used to driving in inclement weather. Given a choice, I prefer to drive on dry streets, but this is one time I will have to deal with whatever the weather decides to do. Because of my work schedule and the mechanic’s, Mondays are the only days for the work to get done, so unless the weather is truly appalling, I will have to keep the appointment. I suppose if bad weather hits, I could reschedule for the next Monday and hope this isn’t a repeating weather pattern, but I do need to get the car fixed. I don’t mind not being able to drive, but in case of an emergency, I’d have to beg someone for a ride, and though they may be willing, I’m sure it would be an imposition, and I don’t like imposing on people.

But all that’s a consideration for another day. Today the sun is shining, spring is here, and I have a flower in my yard.

Life is good.


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5 Responses to “Spring!”

  1. Uthayanan Says:

    Beautiful flower. I like very much spring. Please to be patient you will have beautiful surprises later. I wish you the spring help to recover fully your knees.
    I have not only three anniversaries this month plus curfew and now from today four weeks lockdown.
    I have to fill a document every time when I leave from home.
    Happily flowers not need fill any official document to bloom.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Curfew and lockdown? Yikes! And having to fill out a document every time you leave? That’s really harsh, especially this month with all your anniversaries.

      • Uthayanan Says:

        I don’t know if you type immediately by google covid 19 map
        Infection in France 70415
        In United States 60495
        I don’t know that I am crazy or French situation is something wrong. I love my country with the + and – and I try to live with the fact.
        But it is strange!
        I must accept and assume to live with the situation.

  2. Malcolm R. Campbell Says:

    We have several iris blooming in the front yard. One never quite knows when they’ll bloom.

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