Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Summer time and summer dreams
Yes I know it's not officially spring yet, but we have switched to summer time and the weather here is glorious. It's warm, 15 C and everyone has emerged onto the streets. Neighbours are cleaning up their gardens and we've even hauled our plants outside to give them some fresh air. The fig tree has woken up to the longer hours of sunlight and is sprouting leaves. It is still cool at night but if it stays above freezing we'll leave it, the bay trees, the olive and the lemon out on the deck. The forecast for the rest of the week is good, so all of us who are stuck in Toronto are not complaining. We're happy we didn't spend the money to fly to south for spring break.
The fig tree is happy too. There are already a couple of figs swelling, so if I can fight off that pesky squirrel I might be in for a good harvest this year.
Alas there is a blip on the horizon - snow flurries are predicted for next week.