I've lived in Oklahoma since 1967 so I know better to believe for one, delusional moment that Spring is here already. But we all must be crazy fools, because while the rest of the country is buried in snow, we start breaking out the shorts and flip flops when it gets above 50 degrees and I actually heard a lawn mower in my neighborhood last weekend!
Last night on the 10 o'clock news, our local weather guru waxed poetically (or maybe squawked hysterically) about the impending doom of winter weather that snuck into Oklahoma throughout the day and would surely ruin Sunday and Monday as well. Rain, sleet, snow and ice - give me a break!
But in perfect Oklahoma style, by next Saturday, I should be able to get out in the yard and start working on redesigned and presentable flower beds.
I have an Oklahoma Blogger friend Dee Nash. She is a talented writer, she blogs at Red Dirt Ramblings and she has a book signing next Saturday. I'm really excited about new book, The 20-30 Something Gardening Guide. Although my age is more like the sum of those two ages, I am truly a gardening beginner so I know this book will be a wonderful tool to get me started.
So today, as the ground outside is frozen and inhospitable to the spade, I'm baking banana pecan muffins, watching some Oscar-nominated movies before the big show tonight and trying not to feel like this grumpy bluebird...all puffed up for warmth and waiting impatiently for springtime.
Thanks to my Twitter friend @BirdandGarden for the permission to use her photo, I just fell in love with it!
Go away winter, you're not welcome here anymore!
Dreaming of daffodils,
Rose Marie B