May. 8th, 2009 11:05 am
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The second phase of spring is here. It was rainy for a full week, but this morning the sun was shining. I went out to water my plants, only to find that a transformation had taken place. My alyssums had begun to bloom before the rain (in one of the pots - I have several of alyssums), but now the campanula is on the very cusp of blooming, too. I expect an open flower by the time I get home. The wildflowers that hardly bloomed at all last year are showing multiple buds, as are the daisies. The roses can't be far behind. Many of the snapdragons are already bigger than they ever got last year. Nothing was blooming last May; now I have half a garden! I will be planting nasturtiums and sunflowers this weekend, and then everything will be planted and ready to go. I'm doing better on weeding this year, too. It's amazing how many weeds a container garden on the third floor can get.

The flowers are almost all off the trees. They have been replaced by the brightest leaves you ever saw - they practically glow in the dark. The early bulbs are done, and the summer bulbs are coming in (except for mine - they got frosted this year by the late snow). This morning was truly pleasant; it was warm without being hot as well as bright and sunny. I have decided that every season is my favorite time of year.
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When opponents of gay marriage say things like "I am confident the majority of Iowans want traditional marriage to be legally recognized in this state," (State Sen. Paul McKinley), do they not realize that they are making themselves ridiculous? No, really. I want to know who is trying to take away heterosexuals' legal right to marriage.

In other news, everything is blossomy. I am so glad I don't suffer from allergies because it's just blissful to be outdoors. It's been raining, but I'm pretty thankful for that, since I have to struggle to get out to the balcony and my plants need daily watering. The roses are coming back. I love my planet. What beauty, and what contrasts!


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