Sunday, June 01, 2008

i have to admit, i love the global warming

it has been a stellar weekend. weather-wise. socially. every which way. amazing how things seem rosy when the sun is shining.

and the sun shined all weekend. i sat in my garden circle with a pot of tea and read my sunday paper this morning. i'm a little sunburned on my shoulders and nose. i feel i got a thorough dose of vitamin d. i attended a party last night across the sound in landskrona, where we sat out 'til 11 p.m.

in short, global warming is not really so bad from where i sit. in fact, we're probably benefitting from it.

normally this time of year, it's been raining and raining and raining, grey skies and the sun hasn't shown its golden face in weeks. the slugs are normally taking over the garden. stripping my roses of their leaves.

however, this year, it's been relatively dry. not so dry that it's not gloriously green, but dry enough to keep the slugs at bay. i haven't actually seen any yet.

my strawberries are loaded with blooms. my peonies are glorious. my poppies are lush and feeding their fat buds, which will burst out in a few weeks. the morning glory that was planted from seeds from my mom's morning glory in south dakota is growing like mad. my nova zembla (yes, i bought them for their nabokov reference) rhododendrons are in their full magenta glory.

spring is moving rapidly into summer and it's all accompanied by the most most amazing array of birdsong.

ahhh...i do so love the global warming in denmark.


d smith kaich jones said...

Well, this just sounds quite glorious. Descriptions of blooming flowers just paint those little pictures in my head & make me smile. As did your earlier description of streets literally made of poetry.

Bask away!

Glenn Kachmar said...

that's so politically incorrect. i love it!

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

You've painted such a gorgeous picture for us- I can practically feel the sun on my back as I read this.
We have perfect weather too- a bit cloudy, threat of thunder, but in between it's sunny and neither hot nor cold. A nice in-between, a decent interlude before Summer.

Barb said...

What a lovely post, I can smell your flowers.

julochka said...

thank you all so much. glad no one was offended by my saying that i liked global warming! :-)