The cure for a gloomy mood? A trip to the nursery. There's a fine one close to my house.
I filled a green wagon with plants for my garden and deck.
Pansies are the garden memory of my childhood--I always planted them around the birdbath.
They come in so many colors these days--it's hard to choose.
The Boston Marathon route is close to my house, so after the nursery I walked down for a look. Schools are closed today--it's Patriot's Day in Massachusetts; Revolutionary War reenactments and such abound. The Marathon is very festive. The little boys in the picture above are holding out cups of water for the runners.
It's at least 80 degrees--crazy hot for a marathon. These girls are handing out ice pops.
They have a cooler full, and cut them in half. People also bring orange and banana slices for the runners. They set up their camp chairs and picnic and clap and cheer. All kinds of people run the marathon, not just the fast and fit.
As I walked home buds blossomed and leaves unfurled before my eyes. It is finally spring in New England.
My viburnum is blooming and I brought a bit in to fill the kitchen with its glorious scent. Flowers make everything better.