which means it probably is spring. traditionally, i would rather live somewhere where it snowed, a lot. but i find myself this weekend loving the fact that its warm enough for a tshirt, and being outside feels pleasant and rejuvenating and healthy. it probably helps that ive been pottering around at home, and im starting to feel less heart sick and lost.
i especially love the smell of spring when you live by the coast, and the way the salt air comes whispering through the long grass when you’re out walking. possum and i walked through puckeys this morning
and yesterday we took the dogs for a good walk along the escarpment, where they get to jump and climb and chase things.
there was plenty of water running off the rocks and when theres a gap in the trees you can see all the way down over the ocean. it was lovely. ricco then proceeded to roll in a pool of mud. when we got home they all had baths, and now they are soft and fluffy and smell a little like coconut.
this morning i did some gardening, i am just sticking to pots for the time being, and my tending is going pretty well ( i know, dont all die of shock!).
i pulled out some dead chives and curly parsley and replaced them with the first tomato, some rocket and continental parsley.
the kale i got from the canberra markets is going great guns as well and i cut leaves off it for dinner nearly every night. the side fence is covered with a wisteria which i really should clip back but i just cant, its too lovely and the heavy perfume is one of my favourite spring smells.
oh, and thats one sock that i managed to finish on the plane somewhere above the bight. i did a jenys susprisingly stretchy cast off, which was also surprisingly easy, and this one fits like a dream on its intended recipient (ie, not me). i am also getting very close to the end of the body on adrift, but you wouldnt see the difference in a photo, so im going to try and knit on that solely until its done. with its cute little short sleeves, its a very timely garment.
and finally, the magnolia has well and truly flowered.
so i dont know whether its the walking, the vitamin D or lots of puppy cuddles but im much happier today than ive felt in a long time. i think im even looking forward to summer. good lord, there must be something wrong with me!