This holiday weekend has to be one of the strangest that I can remember.
Up until this weekend we have had lovely warm weather that allowed the perennials to grow and many to come into bloom, and the fruit trees and bushes to bloom — attracting bees that helped fruit to start to form.
We had great plans for the weekend. We had invited a friend down to to kayak Grafton Pond, one of favorite quiet water spots for the weekend and had grands plans of spending the entire weekend on or around the water.
Fortunately, we did spend the weekend around water, but unfortunately it wasn’t quite as we had envisioned. As luck would have it we had heavy cold rains all weekend, and to my surprise we even woke to snow this morning.
My main concern with the snow fall last night (which the weather service did not predict) is the open garden bed and fruiting tress. The plants in the flower gardens had wither bloomed or were in bud, but are now laying on the ground under the heavy, wet snow. The seeds in the uncovered vegetable beds had just started breaking through the ground and fruiting trees and bushes, which now have branches reaching for the ground had started forming fruit. Fortunately, we did close the doors on the cold beds and the greenhouse so that the items in them are safe from harm.
Although this weekend provided some interesting weather it was not a total loss. We changed our focus from the outdoors to working on some craft projects. Amanda got back to a loom beading project that she has been working on for time — not really sure how she can work with all of those small delica beads — but then again we each have different talents…
And I spent the weekend making some progress on two quilting projects — the wolf and flying geese quilts.
Although the weekend was not as planned. It was nice, relaxing and rejuvenating. As Erma Bombeck stated “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”…. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial weekend.