Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Luck of the Irish

See this hill .....

Nine months out of the year, it is brown. Brown with a few weeds tossed in for good measure. Today it is green, and so are all the hills around Southern California. The wild flowers are in bloom, and the trees are pink with blossoms. When I walked out of my door this morning at 6:40 a.m., the air was warm. Warm! For a brief few weeks each year, I feel like I live in Ireland. (I've never personally been there -- but in movies Ireland looks pretty green -- and rocky. ) You should see the hills as I drive south to San Diego. Magnificant.

I will savor these days of Spring. Then it's back to brown. Brown -- and heat.

P.S. In case you are wondering, I'm not Irish, I'm Swedish. I'm just feelin' lucky -- because of all this green.

1 comment:

Puttin' Down Roots said...

I LOVE this time of year, just to see green hills in California!! I love the drive down south to Escondido, so beautiful!! I had to promise my mother in law that it really does get green around here! She finally came in March to visit last year...she was shocked! She thought CA was just palm trees, brown & concrete. too funny!