days come as close to perfect as one
could ever expect; today has been one
of those days. Yesterday was terrific,
25C, sunny, breezy, and blue skied.
Today was even better. The temperature
rose to 27C, the sky was a hazy blue,
the breeze was strong enough to tickle
your skin and the birds were celebrating
Last night it was so warm that Attila and I slept with the windows open. This exceptional weather is very early. We know we are lucky and we are enjoying every last second of it.
I took advantage of the warm weather and washed out the interior of our new car. It was pretty grungy with winter salt and sand. The next time it rains I'll wash the exterior of the car so that I can let the rainwater rinse away the soap.
Yesterday Attila was off work. We puttered all day long and accomplished much. The front yard was sprinkled with gravel. Shoveling the snow from the gravel driveway moved more than just the snow. So, Attila and I spent hours with plastic buckets, picking gravel out of the grass and putting it back on the driveway. Then Attila raked the last of last years leaves away and presto, the "lawn" looks ready for spring.
Today Attila put up the eaves trough, which wouldn't survive a winter with snow coming off the roof. He also removed the plastic sheeting covering the windows of the screened in porch. Then he pulled out the shop vac and cleaned out all the wood chips and sand and debris that had accumulated in the porch over the winter.
One of the things I love about early spring is that we can sit outside under the sky, undisturbed by biting insects. This luxury will only last a short number of weeks before the black flies and then the mosquitoes swarm the landscape.
To celebrate the comfort of the great outdoors, Attila and I are eating all our meals on the deck. We have moved the little table from the screened in porch to the deck, and have placed two folding wooden chairs on either side, a cotton tablecloth completes the picture.
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Dining on the Deck
Love at the Five and Dime
On The Screen
The Kiss You Gave Me
Spanish with English Subtitles
By The Easy Chair
"In the green and gallant Spring,
Love and the lyre I thought to sing,
And kisses sweet to give and take
By the flowery hawthorn brake."
Robert Louis Stevenson
Pressure: 100.4 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Dewpoint: 5.9°C Humidity: 29 %
Wind: S 28 gust 41 km/h
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