A Fast, Hot, Dry Start
I consider myself lucky to have been listening to the radio yesterday afternoon, when an announcement came on declaring that the springtime has come on so fast, so hot, and so dry this year that no outdoor burning, including recreational campfires, are to be allowed in Tompkins County for the next five days. I’ll count that until next Friday, just so I can keep it straight in my head.
I might have considered it a good weekend to toast a few marshmallows back at the old fire pit otherwise. I shall content myself with a few strolls instead, I suppose.
The view certainly is nice enough, with plants rushing to break bud, opening leaf and flower… only it’s all happening so fast. Varieties of daffodil, I notice, that are ordinarily one after another this year are coming together.
I’ve mowed parts of my lawn twice already, and the snows were gone, I seem to remember, not long ago.
The old saying is that April showers bring May flowers, but what do April drought warnings bring? Just, um, grims?