It has been unusually warm here, getting up over 90*F yesterday, and that has left us all wanting to get out and enjoy some of the fresh air before it becomes so hot that our only outside experiences are running from the house to the car in search of air conditioning. In Oklahoma spring usually lasts about a week before the blistering heat comes in and takes over. We have been enjoying the pretty weather while it lasts by spending a good portion of our days playing outside in the yard. The little ones are especially enjoying Spring's brief interlude into our lives, asking for "ou-siiigh?" every chance they get and being reciprocated with a resounding "sure! lets go play!" at nearly every opportunity.
Being outside so much this week has made me want to start the seedlings for the garden. I'm a little later this year than I usually am, but I'm not too worried. Autumn lasts just about as long as spring and usually doesn't show up until the end of November, so we probably have a little more time for harvesting at the end of the season than most areas do.
I'm thinking of starting a paper gardening & sketch journal for this year. I have some ideas in the works for how I'd want it to look, since I am going to be making it. I always wonder if others do things like that, or if its one of those "Kristin's dreaming again" things. Anyone else journal their gardening experiences?