Less than a week ago, as you know, we were impatiently watching for even the tiniest signs of Spring. Glaring at snowbanks in our yard as they reluctantly and very slowly receded.
Four days later, the metamorphosis has occurred, seemingly overnight. Spring is HERE. OK, not quite in its full glory yet, but it’s acceptably, green-leafed, essentially here. I’ll take it!
I’m pretty sure, given another week, you won’t be able to see the tree branches for the leaves.
Another sure sign; at 7:30 this morning, while walking Ronni, I discovered several tiny 3” tall sprouts of Fireweed! My very favorite summer flower doesn’t tend to break ground until nighttime temps have been consistently above 40°F for a while. It’s a sight for sore, summer-longing eyes!
Memorial Day – the official start of Alaska’s summer season, will be here in two more weeks! There will be FLOWERS! OK, in our yard it’ll be mostly little white star flowers barely peeking shyly out from low ground cover, and the slightly bigger, also white blooms of the dwarf dogwood. Again, I’ll take it!
Today, however (yes, it’s Sunday now 🤷🏼♀️), is Mother’s Day. We plan to take the RV for a relaxing drive up Eagle River Rd to the Visitors Center, where we’ll have lunch and wander around. Jer’s leg isn’t up to anything too strenuous, but it should be fun.
Then, we will head into Anchorage for a much anticipated Mother’s Day dinner at Olive Garden. I’ll let you know how it all turns out. It looks like a glorious day.
And to all you wonderful Moms out there; remember, it’s not a job – it’s a vocation. Do the best you can.
Happy Mother’s Day!