|Springtime colors in front of my house this morning|
Spring is almost here. Although spring arrived officially a month ago, spring really hasn't arrived yet. Oh a day or two here and there but for the most part we've had cold, gray and wet days around these parts on the eastern coast of Delaware.
Today I finally felt a Taste of Spring. After Bill and I returned from Loew's with another couple bags of mulch, I worked all morning to break up a couple hundred daffodil bulbs and replant then. Oh, I know that I'm supposed to wait until the 'green dies back" but by the time that happens (July 4th) I'm in no mood to dig up daffodil bulbs because it is usually too hot for digging and besides, the mosquitoes are out in full force. So I threw the rules out the window (like I usually do with my plantings) and dug those daffodils up this mooring and took about three hours to transplant everything. Next spring we're going to be in Daffodil Heaven at this house.
Early tomorrow morning (7:30 am), Sposato Irrigation is coming by to turn on my irrigation system. This is summer time folks. Next I pay a visit to the East Coast Garden Center and buy three river birch trees. Bill and I are going to build a kidney shaped island outside my bedroom window to block out the heat of the summer midday sun. I like that sun coming in my bedroom during the winter (nothing like the comfortable heat of a solar warmed bedroom in the dead cold of the winter) but in the summertime it's a bit much.
These evening my friends Don V., Ted W. and Bob C. came by to pick me up and we had dinner at the Nage Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. We don't usually patronize expensive restaurants but Don had a 50% off coupon good until the end of April so we all decided to take advantage of his generosity. We all had filet mignon. It's been a long time since I had such a tender and tasty piece of meat like I had tonight.
|Don in front of Nage Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, DE|
We call our occasional get togethers at for fine restaurant dining "Old Geezer's Night Out." This occasion is not to be confused with the regular Friday Night Dine Out Group. That group of (mostly old geezers with few exceptions) is at an inexpensive Sysco Food Driven restaurant. But, occasionally, we break off from the group and patronize a restaurant that make their food fresh from scratch. It may be more expensive and perhaps we can't afford it but it is worth it. One really nice thing about tonight's dining experience, no kids. Hey, I love little kids and I think some of them are just as cute as they can be but sometimes, just sometimes I like to dine out without the background sound of a screaming kid or a crying baby. Tonight was a treat.
|Old Geezers ready to chow down|