Seeing as how today is the first day of Spring, I think I’ll celebrate by cleaning the debris from my fountain, clearing out the pump’s little filter to see what – if anything – got in the way, and maybe taking it for a test run. Having lived out West and at altitude in Reno, Nevada, I should mention some dubiousness about a little warmer weather. It’s never much fun looking outdoors after some 90 degree weather days and then waking up one morning in May and seeing 4 inches of snow.
But, fortunately, I am further East now, happily mired in Louisville, Kentucky, where baseball is being played already and blooms are cheeky enough to get bold and threaten to pop. I must say, of all the places I have lived, Louisville’s Spring is the single most breath-taking.
The usual characters are out early, before the ultimate ridiculous profusion of blooms and aromas take over, and it is a total delight to see them now, after such a long Winter. This Forsythia shows up as advertised, early, ripe and spunky.
The Star Magnolia is a real star of mine.
The beauty of Spring brings that sense of renewal that also reminds us that we’re back into our “Outdoor Phase” of life, where barbecue’s and song singing with children, baseball and picnics and the joy of physical life can be embraced and enlarged on.
Pond And Fountain World is incredibly excited about this new turn of events. Preparing for this season’s outdoor fun, they’ve enlisted new lines of all sorts of stuff – from the standards – fountains, water feature installations and the rest – there is now an entire Outdoor Room section being built, featuring kitchens, furniture and even the protective gazebo’s, arbors and pergola’s which make functional architectural statements out where we live.