Thursday, March 29, 2007

Overheard at our house tonight...

S: Oopsie! I just peed on the wall!

Me: We're going to have to rethink that boy's career as a pitcher if his aim doesn't improve...

Monday, March 26, 2007

the waters of march

Thunderstorms this morning and tonight too -- went for a walk with my umbrella as dusk fell and the sky flickered. Thunderclaps rolled from one end of the sky and the other, met overlapping in the middle. The wind buffetted my umbrella and drove the rain through my clothes. Heard spring peepers tonight for the first time this year. Can smell the new grass growing too. Ever notice the first time you mow the lawn in the spring it smells a little like watermelon rind? Sweet and wet and greening up -- caught that in the air tonight.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

starting fresh

It's been a long winter, bitter to the end. Looks like spring is arriving right on schedule, though. Red maples are budding, and tulips are coming up despite being snowed on last week. First saw robins on J's birthday, and the red winged blackbirds are back.