For those of you on the east coast and in the Midwest, I apologize for this blog posting. I know some of you are still digging out from the latest snowstorm, and the last thing you want to see or hear about is spring weather in the Pacific Northwest. If you want to stop reading right now I don’t blame you at all.
The azaleas and rhododendrons are blooming. Mix in the hyacinths, tulips and daffodils and you have quite the array of colors in our neighborhood.
This has been a long winter. Most of the nation has struggled with horrendous storms. Here in Olympia we have struggled with endless gray and temperatures that rarely changed. For those of you who have not lived here, the constant rain and gray skies tend to wear you down after a few months. Our moods go sour and we move a little slower during the day. Smiles are not quite so bright and there is no pep in our step.
But all of that has changed this past week. We topped sixty degrees yesterday and we are being promised seventy degrees this weekend, and spirits and attitudes are soaring right now. The birds are chirping and there are sounds of neighbors out talking and kids playing.
Bev and I are planning on a picnic this weekend and of course a walk in the woods. Life is good for us, and we hope it is good for you. We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to come visit us. We would love to share our simple lifestyle with you and sit as friends.