I think it's spring. It's warmer and there's more daylight. There certainly are more people around.
As I get older, I think the transition for spring works differently — and doesn't work differently.
Flowers seem to remind me of spring. Flowers seem to come up more in spring. So this is the time of year when I try to plant things.
I think I may have killed a rose, though. I was trying to plant it for a friend. It was an old style rose with a lady's name, “Queen of Egypt” or something like that. A nice plant. Many possible buds.
But when I tried to get the plant out of its container, little roots (unnoticed) had a death grip on the bottom. When I shook the plant to remove it from the pot, the little roots held on and the top popped out. I don't think that's a good thing.
I tried to get groceries Friday after work. Umm. There were many nice cars in the parking lot. I decided to try on Saturday. I got a parking place way out back. Spring is the start of the “more car” season, and that usually means there are more people inside the building. I was right. But I was hungry and proceeded.
Inside the new entrance, which is big, there was a huge stack of corn. I guess it’s more spring-like somewhere. Corn isn't doing so well around here yet. What really caught my eye was a very attractive woman I didn't know. She was bailing through the corn, ripping off husks like the woman who used to win the clam shucking contest at Fishermen's Festival. I didn't know you could do that.
Then I stopped for gas at the Boothbay Center station. And I stopped, and I stopped, and I stopped. It was Free Garden Day with a tent caravan on the Common thrown in for good measure. Many people visited the Center at the same time I did. How odd.
The lovely green new growth is pretty this time of year. I think I will stick to watching tree leaves grow from Grover's parking lot. A sure sign of spring!