Spring is trying very hard to start on the Eastern Shore. I heard spring peepers on Wednesday for the first time this year but not since then as it has gotten chilly again. I took the top picture yesterday of daffodils waiting to bloom. And I saw my first flock if Canada geese flying several thousand feet high heading back north. I do miss them when they leave in large numbers in the spring. Some stay behind but nothing like the thousands that we have here now. I’ll have to look up the different kinds of ducks on the front pond and see if they will be migrating or staying. It’s the first year we have had any other kinds of ducks besides mallards. The buds are forming on the trees. And the days are getting longer. Not that I need to point that out to anyone in the Northern hemisphere. I’m looking forward to seeing the stars and constellations I taught myself last spring to reappear in the night sky, rather like old friends.
I had to get up fairly early today to take my car in for some maintenance work. It is not early for most people but when you get off work at 10:30-11:00 at night getting up for an 8:00am appointment was an achievement for me. Most people who don’t work a later shift ask why I don’t just come home and go right to sleep. I usually reply with the question can you go right to sleep when you get off work at 5:00? Most people cannot. I like to come home, relax a bit, eat a snack or light dinner and do some chores if I have time. The middle picture is of a huge plant (whose name escapes me at the moment) at my mechanics facility. I am envious as my plant of the same variety is not even a quarter of the size and I’ve had it for ten years now. Besides being a great mechanic he has a wonderful plant collection in the lobby. There were six other plants but I couldn’t get a good picture of them as my phone kept focusing on the light pouring in from the huge windows.
I’m hoping for a quiet weekend to get caught up on odds and ends I’ve let go over the last few weeks. And to catch up on some shows I’ve taped but haven’t had time to watch. Hopefully the shows are good, I watched two I had taped earlier this week and found they were so dull. I was disappointed as I was really looking forward to them.
Though honestly on Saturdays I usually listen to NPR all day long. I received a book of poetry this week from a Facebook friend. It’s called Far From Sudden by Brent Goodman. I hope to finish it. I love poetry.
Do you like poetry? Any favorites you’d like to recommend? I love reading new poems. Any good books anyone is reading they would like to suggest also?
I hope everyone has a great weekend and that spring is coming soon near you.