Thursday, April 13, 2017

Well, I'm back from Vermont, and the boy is once again in the house: sleeping, eating, listening to baseball, and making his parents watch cute-animal videos and hip YouTube explanations of how leitmotif works in Schubert's lieder. Tomorrow he and I will head north for an overnight with our friends in the woods, but for the moment we are perched here in the doll-house, and I will attempt to get some work done this morning while he is still unconscious.

Spring seems to have set her foot firmly on the ground. After a day of rain, the grass in the park is greening and the air has softened. The doll-house is suffused with the scent of hyacinths, and I am itching to plant things on the deck. Probably I won't have very good luck out there as the exposure is due north, but that won't stop me from trying. But first I have to acquire pots and soil and seeds and plants and watering cans, and I have no idea where the nurseries are in this town, and I have no idea how hard it will be to manage all of this while climbing in and out of a window onto the deck and simultaneously fighting with a cat who is plotting an escapade. There is always something new to learn in this world.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Broadway Gardens, on Broadway in South Portland, is a good local greenhouse. Excellent selection and very reasonable prices. I also enjoy Allen, Sterling & Lothrop on Route 1 in Falmouth. I am less fond of Skillins, also in Falmouth, although it has many fans -- just always underwhelmed, and it's expensive. When and if there comes a time when you want to plant shrubs, it's worth a trip to O'Donals in Gorham. Another lovely greenhouse.