Mid-May already. In many areas of the country spring seems to be finding it difficult to arrive. Our Milwaukee daughter lamented last week's highs in the low 40s. Unusually large snowfalls hit parts of the Rockies and there has been some severe weather throughout the southeast corridor.
But it is spring here in the mountains. The roadsides are filled with blooming blackberry bushes and gardens are lush with beauty. We are loving it. If the profuse buds fulfill their promises, we will have abundant Mountain Laurel blossoms within the week.
Lucy loves this weather. She loves to be outdoors, sniffing and running. She does not like to be outdoors and told to sit for a photograph. Unlike Ellie, who would sit and smile when she saw the camera, Lucy considers the camera a big bother. It almost always signals that I want to take a photograph, and she is not happy to have to stop her wandering.
Ha! Surely you don't expect me to smile, do you now?
Let's just get it over with.
She gazes into the distance where the scents beckon her.
There is one place in which it is never difficult to photograph Lucy. Because she spends a lot of time there and pays little attention to what I am doing. That's when she is snoozing on her beloved bee pillow.
Easy, I just pretend I don't know she is there.
Whatever your weather, I hope spring will come soon to your area. Designer Lilly Pulitzer said it well,
Despite the forecast,
Live like it's spring.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE AND ENJOY WHATEVER SIGNS OF SPRING YOU HAVE