Monday, 20 March 2017
In honor of the turning of the season, here is my favourite quotation about springtime:
“Every year, back comes spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.” Dorothy Parker
Skooter was not enthusiastic about the drizzly, cold weather.I picked some flowers for an event, and then Allan and I went for our tax appointment with our accountant, Jennifer, whose office is just four blocks west. We then delivered two bouquets of flowers to Salt Pub for our dear friend Jenna’s evening event.
We went back home because the cold drizzle was supposed to end in half an hour. Allan became absorbed in “do not pick” signage for the boatyard and I delved into the excellent book I’m reading.
I am loving Mr. Theroux’s trip around the English and Welsh coast.
This reminded me of Mr. Tootlepedal:
Along a branch railway line:
Two most interesting sounding places:
I googled up some photos of both these areas and even found videos of the Undercliff walk.
This description of tourism in seaside towns certainly reminded me of where I live (even though we love tourists here, and I well remember being one):
Meanwhile, Allan worked on strengthening the pallets that will make the new compost bins.I had to leave my book and Allan his projects when the weather seemed to clear. We drove to
The Anchorage Cottages.The weather was actually quite miserable, damp, drizzly, with a bitter wind. We did not last more than an hour.
I cut back some hardy fuchsias, planted three lily bulbs, we did some weeding and could bear no more of the cold and headed back home.
I did not get to take photos of the Long Beach narcissi display….After an interlude at home, we went back out to that event for which I had picked bouquets.
Ilwaco Merchants Association Spring Mixer
Oh, how I had tried to weasel out of going. Because our dear friends Don and Jenna (Queen La De Da) are heading the group this year, Jenna did not let me escape.
We discovered that Jenna had a special purpose in wanting us to attend: The merchants presented us with a community recognition of our work, both in the gardens and in taking photos for the Discover Ilwaco Facebook page. Raffle prizes were drawn, hors d’oeuvres were served, drinks were downed, and the crowd was happy. We were so touched by that nice award. And impressed with the fun and liveliness of the event. If only the usual Ilwaco Merchants Association meetings weren’t at 8 AM!
Tomorrow: more rain, thunderstorms….I do hope the Long Beach narcissi hold strong till I get some of them photographed and closely appreciated.
P.S. After 9 PM, I suddenly had the sniffles and wheezes. This bodes extra ill for work tomorrow. Almost everyone I know has had The Three Week Cold this winter. I thought I had escaped. Am embarking upon all my home remedies.