Sunday, 2 April 2017
After breakfast, I looked out the (not entirely clean) kitchen window and thought about how much I appreciate the dogwood buds just outside. Because I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent deaths of friends, I wondered how many more springs I will have to see this sight. If I live as long as my mother, 23 more. My grandma…15 more. Not guaranteed by any means. I gave the buds close attention.
We finally had some warmth and sunshine.
Port of Ilwaco
We finished weeding and deadheading along Howerton Avenue at the Port.
I dead headed many narcissi and pulled a few weeds on the south side of the port office.
I had envisioned planting sweet peas at the boatyard next, then realized that I like to use up all the leftover sweet peas there. Until we had the seeds planted at Klipsan Beach Cottages and the Anchorage and Long Beach and home, I don’t know how many will be left. (Sort of like not knowing how many years are left.)
We went straight to city works and filled up eight buckets with Soil Energy mulch.
At Fifth Street Park, we weeded and mulched and planted sweet peas. I have had no luck with sweet peas in this park for the last few years. I blame snails. Yet I live in hope of having a show like the one from several years ago.
I said to Allan that next time we work in LB, I want to get more mulch for this park.
While I planted violas in the window boxes and sweet peas against the chimney on the office courtyard, Allan weeded all round the garden.
At the very end of weeding, I noticed that a trunk of the ceanothus by the office had died back, as that shrub is wont to do.
As we were loading up to depart, I saw two buckets of Soil Energy still in the trailer. Due to a complete breakdown in communication, they had not got used at Fifth Street Park, so back we went to Long Beach:
I had big plans as we drove home. We still had two hours of daylight; Allan could mow at J’s and Devery’s and I could weed at J’s and Norwood and cross them off the check up list. And then:
The sun did come out again and Allan got our lawn mowed but by then my energy had disappeared so the two small jobs will have to wait till tomorrow.