Sunday, April 28, 2013
Glorious Day of Greening
It has been a spectacular but chilly day on PEI. The sun has been shining all day and doing it's job but the cold north wind has kept the temperature down. My hometown, on the mainland, three and a half hours away by car, was to have a high of 20 degrees. We were expecting 6 - 8 here on the Island.
We woke to a bit of green in our lawns after days of cool rain and cloudiness. Now at the end of one day we have perfectly green carpets of grass, spun from pure sunlight, cool as the temperature was. There was not a cloud in the sky. I can only think of a complete transformation of the lawns in a few hours one other time but that was witnessing rain after a drought. Everyone is surely thinking of their lawnmowers or golf games by the end of today.
My son and his girlfriend dropped by to help me with a stone wall that had to be rebuilt. We got it done in minutes as I had everything laid out. I needed help lifting the stones but knew just how they were going to fit. In a while I went to his house to bring him a tool I had been using that he needed. When I got to his house a beautiful, very friendly, grey kitty was waiting at the door and meowing loudly to be let in, rushing repeatedly to the door. Thing is, this was not my son's cat. Though this kitty was making it seem like it belonged here, it did not.
My son and I met in the back yard, kitty followed and acted like a long lost friend with my son too. We talked and interacted for about ten minutes then my son let his cat outside. The cats immediately ran to each other and went into cat sniffing, nose to nose, mode. They seemed to like each other fine. He was going to check with all the neighbours to find where this cat belonged, so there are no worries.
I did heavy gardening work all day and am bone tired but not brain tired, if you know what I mean. I probably should have had a bath for my overused muscles but needed to blog instead to sing out about this really great day that turned eastern PEI a glorious green; at last, spring.