The privet hedges are beginning to green up around here, a sure sign of warmer weather. The maple trees are beginning to bud, and the willows are practically glowing with that yellow-green thing that happens just before they leaf out. The Piping Plover nesting sites have been fenced off at all the local beaches, the ospreys are returning to nest, and there’s a pair of mourning doves somewhere in my back yard.
This natural bounty is more than enough, but there’s more: the weekenders are beginning to return to their summer homes, resuming their seasonal preening, partying, and shopping. In a few more weeks, Life As We Know It will be suspended until Labor Day.
Oh, well. I think I’ll knit. And paint.