Sunday, April 20, 2008

4.19 Home again

We've been gone for a week and are back again. (eta - we got back last night, but by the time I got this entry written, we lost the internet connection. Calling the ISP merely got a canned message - yes we know you don't have any internet, we're working on it.)

K, S and I trundled down to MD to visit my family, J went went to Tucson for a training class. We went to the National Museum of the American Indian, that new section of the Smithsonian that has been recently added, and we went to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. My intention had been to go to the Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art, but that was the day the Pope was doing his thing so we decided heading for Baltimore was the more sensible thing to do.

Maryland is in late spring - daffodils almost over, forsythia almost over, all the pink trees were in bloom (cherries, plums, crab apples, dogwoods, redbud), almost all the trees were variations of spring green. Pennsylvania was in mid spring when we drove home - daffodils in full bloom, some trees just popping out leaves or flowers, forsythia at its best. Once we drove over the long grade just north of Williamsport in Pennsylvania, we were suddenly in early spring once more. The daffodils are just starting, the hills were still covered in bare trees, the forsythia is just peeping open. When I drove in the driveway, I saw my crocuses are over except for one tiny purple one that was very late. Instead, the tulips are just opening up, and the daylilies are putting up sprouts. Cathy, all four of the babies seem to have made it through the winter!

The grass is green - I'm not in the mood to work on papers and homework.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Yea! I've been hovering over the new 2 beds waiting to see what plants made it/grew from the jewels you sent to me.