No, not that Madness; not basketball. I know some of you have your favorite teams in the dance, but I don't. Well, there is Gonzaga, from eastern Washington State. They have made it through the first round, and many locals are rooting for them. I'll keep track of them, but I doubt I will sit and watch a whole game.
The Madness I am referring to is March weather. We have had an especially warm and dry March this year. Today I thought we were back to normal, with rain squalls and sun breaks followed by more rain squalls and lower temps. That's what Weather Underground, my go-to online forecaster, told me. It was supposed to stop raining between 9 and 10:00 this morning so I could get my walk in.
I am finally dropping some of the weight I gained cruising and holiday eating and I need my daily walks to keep that going. At 10:15 I put on my hat and rain jacket and headed out into the light rain and wind. It rained harder, then lighter, then harder, as I walked. Finally, when I got to the park, I had sunbeams and rain drops mixed.
Usually I have a love/hate relationship with March weather, but this year it is more love.
By the time I finished my 3.5 miles, my rain jacket was almost dried off. But the sky looked threatening, so I worked on a project in the garage.
After lunch I wanted to get out and do some more planting if the weather held. It did!
The tulips continue to color up.
The greens glow in the sunlight.
I think I'm through planting now in this newly restructured bed.
I have been working on planting out stuff from our own nursery, and Tom has moved his bonsai out from under cover and onto the display benches so he can get the sweet peas planted in the garden boxes.
And now it's after 4:00, I'm done for the day, and the sun is still shining in an almost blue sky, and sunlight is pouring through the windows.
So much for our rainy Saturday.
Now you easterners really have March Madness weather!