It is Tuesday again.
It is also spring.
Yes, officially it is indeed spring. Yesterday was, what they call here in the US, The First Day of Spring (vårdagjämningen).
The snow is gone, more or less. You can still find some ugly piles of snow here and there, but they will disappear before this week is even over with.
I am sort of glad, in a way, that the winter storm we had last week prolonged spring.
I do not want spring to pass too fast. It was on its way to just rush by us, so in a way I am thankful that we had a bit of winter (even though it was SO depressing).
The experts think that half of the cherry blossoms have survived the COLD weather we had last week.
So, I guess it is a half empty, half full situation.
I will keep on hoping.
You can tell that some flowers froze to death last week, like the forsythia.
The snow is all gone! SO nice.
Down by the creek, this really looks like EARLY spring to me.
Karolina got home on Friday night. It is so nice having her home again.
But, none the less, she took off for University of Virginia (UVA) Saturday night to visit a bunch of old HS-friends that are students at that university, and at other universities fairly close by, they all met up at UVA.
Peter and were like, OH OOOOH-KAY. But, we get it, too.
She spent a night in Charlottesville, the hometown of UVA (about 2 hours southwest of Reston). Karolina had so much fun with her old high school friends, so I am glad that she indeed went down there.
She’s back in Reston again.
Sunday night she cooked for us, fajitas. It really is so nice having your child cook for you! It has not happened many times before (the cousins have all cooked for us at the summer house), but I think this is the first time Karolina cooked something for us all by herself.
We spent the rest of the evening watching some Netflix and playing Karolina’s favorite board games.
I am SO glad to have her home for a week.
Nice Sunday stroll by Lake Audubon.
Monday morning walk.
The forsythia did freeze to death.
I am ready for spring now, for reals. Bring it on.
I am getting ready to fix up the deck for the season. I am slowly ready to give my little garden a go. However, it is not quite time for that yet. I usually fix the garden in mid- April. We can still get nasty frost nights.
Still cold mornings, but that is perfectly OK
Lake Thoreau right after sunrise.
Have a good one, you all!!
Some ugly snow piles linger on.