Besides being really busy with my duties as a councillor, I haven't felt like blogging for a very long time. The reason? One of the most depressing spring seasons on record for this area. It's been extremely cool, overcast and wet (with a capital W). The local farmers are only just now getting onto their land. Hopefully we'll get back to normal temperatures in the not too distant future.
I'm trying to get my flower beds cleaned up when Mother Nature cooperates. Unfortunately she's been more than a little crotchety lately and her mood's been contageous.
My seedlings need to be transplanted into their permanent home, but the soil's not warm enough yet. If it doesn't warm up soon, I'll need a machete to get through my house. C has decided to try to grow giant pumpkins this year to enter in the fair. The instructions on the seed packet said to plant on May 21st. If you could see my front window (I'll try to post a photo soon.), you'd understand why. I, of course, chose to get a jump on the season and planted them indoors more than a month ago. Duh!!
BUT!! Spring must be on its way. C harvested enough asparagus for dinner. What a treat! If you've ever eaten it fresh from the garden, you'll wonder what the stuff you buy from the grocery store is made of.
Since my last entry, my artistic granddaughter has been accepted as a student at Ontario College of Art and Design and won an award in a regional contest. These are the pieces she entered:
I covet the top one.
I've become involved in helping a group of local artists form a guild. I'm definitely not an artist, but I see the initiative as an opportunity for economic development within our community. That's taken up a lot of my time lately. What a fascinating group of people!! Just spending time with them has enriched my life.
Well, I've still got a report to prepare before I get to sleep tonight. I'd better get at it.