Beau March 14th, 2009
The weather is back on a warming trend. Isn’t this a great time of year? There’s so many changes each day as you walk around outdoors- I came around the corner of the house the other day and was surprised to find a small patch of jonquils in bloom with a little crocus nearby. The daffodils are awesome this time of year and soon we’ll have large and small yellow flowers everywhere.
By the way, I did finish the upgrade to the latest WordPress version. Hooray! Of course I was then locked out of the account for about 6 hours as I tried to reconnect to the database. Oh boy… and then the login data was corrupted, but after much googling, tinkering, and gnashing of teeth, everything came together. Other than a few formatting challenges it worked as advertised. I was struck how after more than two years of writing here that I really enjoy it- and I would feel really bad to lose the data and writings. I back up the database of course, but I haven’t printed out hard copies or anything. I don’t know where it will lead, but perhaps after we’re all long gone someone else can read a little history of this time. I wish I knew more about my own ancestors- what their lives were like and the thoughts they shared. I’ll have to ponder that a little more.
Did you know that for the northern hemisphere the Vernal Equinox will take place this year on March 20th, at 11:44 am…? Call me curious… so in six more days we can have lunch and welcome spring once again. Oh, wait… that’s UTC. So let’s see for Central Daylight Time that means the equinox will take place at 6:44 am here in Missouri. So make it breakfast then for the midwest… we can watch the sun rise and welcome a new day and a new season.
I’ve been watching the pussy willow tree (Salix discolor) this week and the catkins are really full. Soon they will burst forth with tiny yellow flowers and the bees will have a party. Maybe we will too!