It reached 80 degrees here south of Seattle today. It was almost as warm yesterday, and tomorrow is predicted to reach 75. No, that isn't normal. In fact it's the warmest March day ever recorded here.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th, is also the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring. After such a cold, snowy February, we are kind of in shock with this roller coaster weather. Rain and cooler temps will return just in time for the weekend, but the freezing nights should be over.
So how did we spent this summer day? Well, we have spent days cleaning out the garden beds, picking up debris and getting the yard spiffed up. Yesterday Tom ordered 4 yards of compost/mulch. It was delivered at 11:00 this morning.
Tom is going to have to put that coffee down soon and get to work. Me too.
And work we did! We got a good start of spreading compost around the beds in the upper yard.
Tomorrow we'll do some more. It's a big yard and there's a big pile in the driveway. It will take a few days.
But by a little before 4:00 today we called it quits, cleaned up, and sought the shade!
It was time to sit and read, rest, and enjoy the balmy breeze.
Happy Spring, everyone. My thoughts go out to those of you still suffering snow, ice, or flooding. Stay safe. Better days are on the way.