Saturday, April 11, 2009


For a change, in Missouri, we are having a 'real' Spring. That is, we usually go directly from freezing winter to sultry summer with only a few days of transition each year. This year, we have had a more prolonged transitional season, which most people would choose to call Spring.

The advantage of having Spring is that we have redbuds, dogwoods, bradford pears, and flowering crabs all bursting with blossoms. Lawns are greening up nicely. It's wet most days, but not too cold. We aren't used to this strange season in these parts.

Walking outside in this delightful season is very pleasing. I enjoy all those trees and the few tulips and other green bulb plants that are peaking up from leaf-laden flower beds. Why do they call those trees redbuds anyway? They're purple! Whatever their name, they're lovely to look at!

This sort of weather makes me want to blow off work - not really a possibility - and shirk housework - a true likelihood - and get outside to walk around the neighborhood to see what new shoots, sprouts, and blossoms are to be found. What's blooming in your neighborhood?

Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.

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