Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After two years of significant rain, the hot, dry, dusty years of the drought seem a distant memory. It is hard to remember how parched and brown the landscape was. Lawns died, the landscape dried out, even the deciduous trees took on a dull look as their leaves were coated with dust that there was no rain to wash off.
This spring is the absolute antipathy of those drought stricken years. Lush is the only word to describe it. The greens are so vivid and the trees seem to be packing on as many leaves as they can hold. Everywhere there is grass growing at an amazing rate. It is like the plants are trying to make up for those lost years.
My garden is no exception. The maple trees that I planted just a few years ago now tower over me. The roses that I pruned back like a secateur wielding mad woman a few months ago are covered in leaves and the buds that will soon make a fantastic display. There are irises about to flower, peas growing like crazy and carefully protected in case of a late frost, even my tomatoes are growing like mad.
Everything feels so fresh and vibrant it makes me feel fresher too. Everywhere I go I can feel nature stretching herself out and I just love it. This green spring makes me very happy.