by Angeliska on March 25, 2009
All of a sudden it is really and truly Spring, and I can’t even
begin to say how relieved I am. Not that winter here is so insufferable-
(it’s really so mild and short) but ever since we started our little orchard,
this has become my favorite season! Everything is blooming like crazy,
and the air is fragrant with the perfume of countless blossoms..
Oh yes- happy belated Vernal Equinox! It got lost in the haze of SXSW, alas..
All the madness of the last month (which I shall recount in detail posthaste!)
required that I undergo massive decompression- which involves running
wild in the garden, digging in the dirt, staring at the sun, spinning in the rain,
swinging in the hammock, lots of reading, drawing, dreaming..
My friend Mr. Garbs presented me with this lovely Columbine the other day-
they are one of my very favorites.. Aren’t they the best fairy flowers?
Baby blueberries! We’re going to have bumper crop this year,
and I can’t wait for them to ripen so I can gobble them up!
The mandarin orange blossoms are so heady and covered with bees..
Their scent is thick like milk, and makes me want a Ramos Gin Fizz!
Nectarine blossoms peeking out! It’s hasn’t fruited for us yet, so fingers crossed!
The Venus Flytraps are thriving- check out those thick stems, eh?
These geraniums are totally psychedelic, and make me very happy.
We went by Gardens (a very fancy place indeed!) today and picked
up a whole bunch of wonderful plants- including a fuschia!
I can’t wait to try and not kill it- I know they are notoriously tricky..
I was instructed to eat lots of Swiss Chard today, which is not a problem
because it is maybe the most perfect food. A big storm rolled in this afternoon
and doused everything, making the leaves glisten. More of that please!
Our bougainvillea has finally decided to bust out- check out that colour!
Being outside today made my shoulders drop, I could breathe easier.
It felt good to have my hands on solid things- rocks, soil, vines..
Neighbors stopped by and we chatted en español (mine is terrible still, sadly)
and everyone was excited to see everything blooming..
I am so glad the days are longer now- I can stay outside until late,
spying on hummingbirds and mucking around in the beds- heavenly!