Saturday, March 21, 2009
First Robin of Spring
Spring is definitely here - the first robin showed up yesterday. The photo isn't great because I had to take it through the bedroom window, lest I frighten him away.
It wound up being too cold and windy to plant yesterday. I also received another plant order - some raspberries, boysenberries and another grape vine. Since they were bare rooted, I had to get them and the elderberries which I was going to plant, temporarily into large pots.They'll have to be content in their temporary home until I shake this bug and the weather warms up a bit.
We took all the seedlings in for the night. It went down to the 20's overnight, so I don't think we'll have an early morel season.
I don't know who feels worse - me with the flu bug or Shanti whose been on antibiotics all week and had another pee accident on our bed last night. :-( I'm beginning to think the problem is not a bladder infection but a result of the Cushing's disease. Poor little guy is 12 years old and fading fast, I'm afraid.
Since I wasn't fit for planting or studio work with this fluish cold/fever, etc, I just tended my indoor seedlings, made breakfast and green smoothies for lunch, re-heated leftovers for dinner and watched a depressing movie "Only in America" while Jim watched the college basketball play off games, and worked on my huge paper pile. We also watched some of the woman's tennis semi-finals from Indian Wells before going to bed.
I'll get in the studio later to file away a lot of these sorted papers, glaze recipes,etc and maybe do a bit more cleanup in there. I'm so behind with studio work but I'm not going to angst over it. I might get around to getting my photo cube set up in the basement and take more pictures of my pottery collection for the blog.