A few springs ago, I planted oregano in the garden. Then the time came to till up the plot of soil it was growing in, so I dug it up and put it in a big plastic planter box.
Now it comes back every spring. Even the cold weather and snow we had last December didn't cause it to die back. In fact, it came back more beautiful than before. It's pretty to look at and good to eat too.
We are having amazing weather this week. It's sunny and warm. The high temperature this afternoon is predicted to be 23ºC — that's the mid-70s F. A lot of trees are covered in flowers, and the grass is really growing again.
That grass is a problem because the lawn mower stopped working yesterday. The motor runs fine, but it's self-propulsion feature seems to have given up the ghost. The mower has given us a good eight seasons of service, so we've decided to replace it. We can't live without a good lawn mower, and we especially need one right now.
I'm also busy with the rotary tiller, preparing garden plots for planting in about a month's time. The ground is still a little wet and heavy, but tilling it up at least superficially will help it dry out faster.
Today we're off to Blois to do some heavy-duty shopping. More paint for the hallway and stairwell, the mower, some things from one of the Asian groceries up there in the big town, and maybe some new vinyl chairs for the back yard.
This is the busy season. It's hard to realize that we will be able to live outdoors as much as indoors for the next six months. We'll be able to throw open the doors and windows. And watch the garden grow.