Sunday, April 14, 2019

Peak Bloom

I am not a dedicated gardener. I have one small front garden bed about the size of a large dining room table. Most years I dutifully weed it and put down fresh mulch. I used to have a war going with dandelions in the Spring until I learned better.

When the weather warms, my daughter and I buy some new annuals to plant and enjoy. We have a few tulips that have been hanging in there with us for multiple seasons. That’s about it.

Yesterday I noticed that the tulips were doing their thing so I spent some time out front clearing away weeds. Every year it seems that I have a whole new strain of invasive plants along with the usuals. They come up. That’s their job. I pull them out, that’s my job.

I’m by no means a gardener but I feel some sense of responsibility to at least take a stab at it.

Yesterday’s weather inspired my daughter and I to get lunch at Whole Foods down at the Lakefront and eat outside to enjoy the view.

The view did not disappoint. We saw a prom photo shoot, a quinceanera photo shoot, and a fully grown man on roller skates (helmet but no knee pads). The fountain was on. The People Tree, AKA Ms. Frizz, was in peak bloom. It was quite the Columbia vibe. We enjoyed it. 

All of these Spring activities were a darn sight better than the online roasting I was getting in some circles as a result of my post about the upcoming Oakland Mills election. The less said about that, the better. I would like to clear up one outright falsehood, though.

Someone suggested that I don’t allow comments on the blog. This is not the case. I don’t allow anonymous trolls. There’s a difference. Anyone who wishes to comment is encouraged to do so here. So, if you hear that kind of talk around the proverbial water cooler, set ‘em straight, won’t you?

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