It's all going tremendously well. We're having a wonderful time. Two days of seductive sunshine have brought out the inner Mediterranean in us all; we drink rapidly cooling coffee outdoors, seated on cold metal chairs. (Because we can, damn it!) Daffodils stand like sentries in village and town, magnolia and camellia are fool enough to bloom. The days are longer and brighter, our hearts are lifted.
Here at the end of the Long Mountain peach and nectarine break bud - creased papery petals unfold. They are comehithersugar-pinkdelicious. We're about to plant a row or two of peas, cast a clout.....
....but what is this? The weather forecast? Snow? And frost as well?
Hah. Ah well.