It's good to be alive!
Spring is my absolutely favorite time of year. The leaves are starting to bud on most of the understory bushes, the cherry blossoms are bursting out, the days are generally warmer... What isn't to love about the world coming back to life? (With apologies to my Southern Hemisphere friends who are seeing the first signs of life going into dormancy!)
I'll be spending my Spring break putting some finishing touches on the systems science book. We've gotten a fair number of review comments to go by and have a June 1 target date for delivering the manuscript to the publisher! That has been quite a journey.
Last week I put in some lettuce plants. This weekend is time to plant cabbages, cauliflowers, and broccolis. Carrots too. Then, as time permits on to onions, garlics, potatoes, and maybe one or two other early planting crops. I don't garden so much for food, these days, as for the pure enjoyment of watching things grow. That I can enjoy their flavors when they mature is just a bonus.
I hope everyone (in the northern latitudes) will enjoy a relatively "normal" spring as weather goes. OK, I hope many of you do. There are already some anomalous weather patterns developing over the northern countries. Please stay safe.