Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Rain


I keep hearing people complaining about the spring rain lasting so long.  I guess it's true: New England is for the Chronically Malcontent.  In another week, we'll all be complaining about how hot it is!  Maybe we have just lost our ability to have positive small talk in our society.  We talk about the news that is all filled with sadness (a media prop...because I just don't believe that life is that awful.  I was reminded of that the other day: when something bad happens, there is goodness and kindness and forgiveness that surrounds that act of crime...but we don't hear about that part of it because it doesn't make for exciting news) and we complain about the crappy weather, regardless of the weather.  Do we just no longer talk about the good things in our lives?  Are we afraid that people will think we are bragging that our life might be good in a world we've begun to perceive as a miserable existence?

I read somewhere that there is no harder task than to be happy in America.  Try it.  It seems all too true...but isn't our country based on the principles that we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  Hmmm.

Well, life around here is pretty good.  I have nothing to complain about.  The garden is lush and a beautiful green brought out by all this rain and in a few days, it will be hot and the entire world is going to bust out in beautiful things.  The garden is going to explode.  The flowers are going to burst forth with color.  And the honeybees are going to be everywhere, particularly on those blooming apple trees.  And I have lots more to plant.

I was also reminded yesterday by a beekeeping friend, that as soon as this rain lets up, we beekeepers need to keep our eyes out for swarms.  It's that time of year, already!!

We do have some sadness here.  One of the kitties is feeling blue these days.  She's lost a lot of weight and has been sleeping almost 24/7 cuddled in warm blankets or a warm lap (her preference).  She and I spent the whole evening last night together, reading and watching a movie.  She was so content, so it was nice for the rain, so I didn't feel like I had anything else to do, but love the kitty for an evening.

Happy Spring Everyone...enjoy the reprieve from watering the gardens!

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