Several people have sent kind emails lately, asking why I’ve been blogging so little—the short answer is that I have several small projects that require big attention, always a problem for those of us easily distracted by shiny objects.

 
And then, there’s the weather.  A week into Spring, this is the scene from the top of our little mountain today at about noon-thirty.  The blizzard moved out quickly—and by 6:30, all was clear.  And cold.  And windy.
 
A friend, a man of great scientific and technological abilities (and the common sense to be in Florida for the winter), has a weather station from which Wunderground.com picks up our local forecast (it doesn’t get much better than being predicted from 1.5 miles away).  The reports for months have been uniformly dreary.  I emailed said friend, asking him if he couldn’t adjust the equipment to predict higher temperatures and sunnier skies.  I knew it wasn’t possible (as you can see below), but desperate times call for desperate measures.  He did re-assure me that he understood the temperature would be warmer in June.
 
That big white patch isn’t a snowy meadow.  It’s the frozen inner Harbor.  Did I mention that we are a week into Spring?  That in just seven weeks, Lilacs should be opening?
 
I’ve recently received a couple of interesting design books to review.  Maybe, if I can stir myself out of this torpor….but first, I have to remove this latest snow from the walks and steps.

 

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