Spring came on Tuesday

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. We had a long winter and a late spring, which arrived on Tuesday and it was/is a joy to behold. Flowers and leaves started to open and people could be seen outside.

It is hard to imagine that all of those people were here all winter but they were, they just stayed inside.

We will see more spring weather this weekend. I predict that the weather will be perfect for taking a walk, a bike ride, working in the yard or for buying real estate and that the flowering crabs will flower.

spring collage
Spring collage
Bloodroot – blooming in the woods

Hold off on that garden

garden thermometer
Soil Thermometer

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. It is almost time to garden in St. Paul. Right now a person could plant some onions or some spinach. It is such an exciting time of year I just had to write about it.

On the rocky river bluff where I live, near downtown, the soil warms up quickly. When I checked yesterday it was already at 40 degrees.

It might not be warm enough for tomato plants but it is warm enough for a pot of pansies and they seem to be blooming in grocery stores, hardware stores and nurseries everywhere. I even found some outside the River Centre in downtown St. Paul.

Enjoy the spring weather this weekend and plan your garden and buy real estate.

flower pots
Flower pots at River Centre.

Green bikes and snow

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Last Friday I mentioned that the Nice Ride bikes had not made their April debut. They must have been put out shortly before last weekends epic snow storm. It will be awhile yet before anyone can take one out for a spin.

Nice Ride and Grand and West 7th street

Spring is on the way and we should see some spring-like weather this weekend. The snow may be gone by early next week. Enjoy it while you can.

When April fools day is Easter

It is Friday and Friday are for fun. What could be more fun than having Easter on April fools day? We don’t need to hide eggs for the children all we have to do is tell them that we did. Ha Ha, Apri Fools!

I had to do a little research because Easter Sunday on April 1st has to be rare. The last time Easter fell on April Fools’ Day was in 1956. Seriously that was before my time. Easter will fall on April 1st two more times during this century. The next one is 2029, and then again in 2040.

April 1, 2018, is indeed a rare occasion. I plan on making the most of it.

Peep invasion of downtown St. Paul