I love the weather in Missouri. I love that the summers are shorter than in Texas because I do not like anything about summer. I love that we get snow in MO but the next day, the high may be in the 60’s and sunny. This year was a bit of a colder winter than normal and we had snow on the ground, and sometimes a lot of it, for over two weeks. Most winters, we get it and it’s gone within a couple of days, and that may happen several times. We do get more ice than snow normally. Of course, this year’s winter in Texas was crazy too.
I love fall and we don’t get much spring or fall in Texas so I’m anxious to be here or a fall with Vince and we can make a few road trips to see the leaves changing colors.
I also love rain. Having lived most of my life in southwest Louisiana, I would have bet that it rained every single day, though I know it didn’t, but sometimes, it seemed like it did. I so missed getting rain in Texas. We definitely get our share in MO, though we can have super dry summers.
It rained pretty much most of last week. This was last night’s sun setting. It was so pretty with the gentle rain and everything seemed wet and clean. I’m so happy to be here.
Today it was sunny – like a perfect spring day. I was comfortable out picking up sticks with a short sleeved T-shirt on.
One thing I need to do is get some spring bulbs. Nothing says winter is ending and spring is coming like having those first spring bulbs blooming. I’m seeing daffodils all around the area. We have clover and dandelions blooming. Weeds to most but anything blooming is exciting for me. Addie picked a handful of clover blossoms and put them in a jar of water when she was here. I told her the next time she comes, we’ll pick all the dandelion flowers and take them to her chickens. She wanted me to pick them, drive to her house and give them to the chickens. Not happening!
Jill McCaughey says
My daughter chastised me for picking the blooms off the dandelions last year, reminding me that they are the first thing bees can find nectar in after a long winter, and the bees are dwindling because of pesticides. This year I’ll let them bloom, and when they are shrinking, I’ll pick them off. Our compound will spray for weeds unless we ask them not to come on our little plot of grass, so that’s the next thing I need to do—“do not spray” sign for the maintenance people. Jill in PHoenix/Calgary
Judy Laquidara says
The clover here is blooming and the daffodils are everywhere. If we pick a couple of cups of dandelion flowers, I don’t think the bees are going to notice. We’re pretty much out in the country with lots of wild flowers and I see a huge number of bee hives so lots of people are raising bees and planting flowers for them. We’d never spray for weeds around here, though I’m sure some of our neighbors do.
Susan Nixon says
Everything bloomed here this last weekend – paper whites, daffodils, amaryllis, forsythia, plum, cherry, Bradford pears (say what you will, they are beautiful in the spring!), tulip trees and redbud – it was gorgeous going to take Paul to work this morning and seeing the whole earth blooming! Still waiting on tulips and a few other things.