Olbrich Gardens, Ornamental Cherry trees, photo by John Savino
We had the hot, summer weather. Then it dropped to 40 one day, and we were reminded it is only March. We had a week of high 50's and low 60's. Overnight the grass greened up. On March 28, I caught the first scent of Freshly Mowed Grass, mixed with gasoline from the mower engine. Walking to work, a woman was mowing her lawn!! A few blocks later, there was a man mowing. Wisconsin. March 28. Mowing the Lawn. This is NOT normal, folks. Good, but not normal.
Along with the grass greening up, all the "mock" trees burst into bloom. This is several weeks sooner than I've ever seen it. Once the blooming occurred, it's become cooler. Which is great, as it may make it last a bit longer.
Unfortunately, the cooler weather has also included several days of grey, uninteresting skies. I miss the sunshine.
Not to worry. The sun will be back Sunday, which I have off. And Monday, which I also have off, will see a return of the heat! So, I'll be walking around drinking in all the Beauty that is Blooming this Spring.
Life is Good.
Click on "more" to get the hay to feed LOLLY. You have to keep clicking near her mouth for her to chew up her treat, then she'll humm contentedly when you click on her head. She also jumps when you click on her legs!
"However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them?" -Buddha
"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France
"I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm." — James Thurber
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)
NAMASTE... I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light and of Peace, When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One. Namaste..
If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the world is ours, and that the sun and the moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy because the artist in our souls glorifies creation.
— Helen Keller
"Imagination is more important then knowledge." -Einstein
“All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
"Man can live for about forty days without food, and about three days without water, about eight minutes without air..... but only about one second without hope." -Hal Lindsey-
"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day."