Monday, March 7, 2011

In The Room the Women Come and Go, Talking of Michelangelo

I used to think that fall was my favourite season. These days, nothing does it for me like spring.

J. Alfred Prufrock had his life measured out in afternoons and coffeespoons. Mine is measured out by full moons and cherry blooms.

I think my Okame Cherry tree is coming along nicely. The blooms on it are a little different looking this year. They're quite a lot bigger and droop a little.

I'm hoping this year will be a little easier on it. Last year it was so damn hot right from the end of April to the end of September. I watered the shit out of it, and it still was struggling.

Hopefully it's a little more settled this year, with a stronger root system. I took those pictures yesterday about 30 seconds before the sky opened up and started pouring buckets.

Thankfully I was inside at the time, because I hate getting wet. Getting rained on feels so disgusting to I'm a cat that just got dropped unceremoniously into a full bathtub. I don't understand people that love being in the rain. Don't get me wrong, I think rain is necessary, I just don't want to be under it when it's happening. Bleah.

Today it's nice and sunny. I'm sorry I missed a lot of the morning, I slept in late. We had inventory at work last night, which I always dread. I didn't get home till about 2:30AM. But now it's over for another year. As will be my cherry blossoms, very soon.


biobabbler said...

I love that 2nd shot--soooooo beautifullllllll!

Yes, I'm totally with you on spring. It is all about LIFE and HEY, BABY, LET'S DANCE! I'm very glad my birthday is deep in spring so it's always BEAUTIFUL and full of life and color and happy, happy bees. Fabulous.

P.S. EVERY time I read the subtitle of your blog it makes me so happy. TOTALLY rockin' attitude. =) Hell-ya!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Spring is my fave, too. Beautiful cherry tree!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Oh my, I remember last year when this poor Okame cherry tree was at risk of being fried to a crisp. It looks fantastic now! You'd never know to see it now how much it was struggling last year. The blossoms are just gorgeous! :D

Liz said...

Hi Kyna,

Lovely photos, that Cherry is very pretty indeed!

I do hope you've brought a branch or two indoors to brighten your home :D

The Idiot Gardener said...

Sod the cherry tree, let's have some more 'time tunnel' pictures of your Mother!

I like Winter best, because you can do nothing without being called a lazy bastard. And it snows, and old people fall over.

Kyna said...

Bio: That quote is a twist on something Henry Rollins once said. Love it :)

Kate: Thanks!

Liz: I haven't :( I never bring the fruits of my garden inside...I don't know why.

IG: Well, this is The Crystal Coast GARDENER after all. I have to throw some gardening shit in, or I feel like a poser. Although I get less response from people when I do...interesting. I'm thinking about stopping altogether :P

Jess said...

hmmm... yeah as long as its really warm out or the rain is really warm I like being in the rain! its like being in a shower (which I love too).

I don't like being cold though, not even for 2 seconds, so if its cold rain, then I'm with you.

Elephant's Eye said...

(you can be a Gardener, with a garden, without writing about it, if you want to ... I enjoy your writing even when you write about things that REALLY don't interest me. Then, you give me a window on a new and different world. Write as your muse leads you, or where you take your muse to. Her doesn't have to stay in the garden, her's got a life you know ;~)

The Garden Ms. S said...

Well worth all that pampering last year. It's a beauty!

Marguerite said...

Kyna what a wonderful way to welcome spring. That tree is stunning. I never used to be very excited by spring but this year, after a long hard winter, I'm itching for spring like never before. I'm a bit of a fair weather gardener but I'd work all day long in a warm rainy day at this point.