hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shock Therapy

Yesterday, the sun came out aggressively, accompanied by convertibles.  On  a west-facing porch, it was probably 70 degrees F. at least by 2 p.m.  We hardly knew what to do with ourselves, so went over the border to see what the Canadians were doing.  That's where I saw two convertibles, tops down, parked at the mall.  I guess it must be spring if the convertibles are out.

And it must be spring because the community garden here in Point Roberts is coming again to life.  The ground is still way too wet in my view to be doing any gardening, but they are mainly just stirring up interest.  A Point Interface message came out yesterday inviting anyone who wants to participate to come right down, or at least to give an email ring.  This will be their second year and making it this far is an achievement in Point Roberts, the land of short term voluntary groups.  Well, it's not really that the groups are short-term, but more that they begin with enthusiasm and then run out of steam pretty quickly (or run into internal disagreements which uses up all the steam) and then just stumble along.  Some drifting groups re-group every decade, only to go through the same cycle, leading to yet another attempt at regrouping and re-energizing.  It may be the essential nature of voluntary groups.

In any case, the community garden offers people here who don't have sun or dirt a place to garden, although the place has a somewhat problematic sun availability.  But it has plenty of dirt.  I've got a lot of dirt of my own and at least some sun here and there, so I probably won't be much inclined to participate in this activity, but I wish them well.  And the pleasure of one another's company and gardening knowledge.  If you're here and want to participate, email Pat at patc@RecipeNutrition.com

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