Spring in South Carolina
It may only be the middle of March but spring is already here in South Carolina full force as I know it is in other areas. The jonquils are blooming as are many of the flowering shrubs and the Bradford Pear, Cherry trees and Japanese Tulip trees have already blown through there flowers. The picture was taken in my garden prior to the time I realized I just couldn't be in sun any more. Poo! I love a long cool spring that lingers into late June but those hopes have been dashed.
I have lived in the south most of my life and have been exposed to more than my share of the sun. I now stay indoors when the sun is really out so I won't be gardening, running in the middle of the day - or any other time - walking only after the sun goes down, nor will I be out on the lake soaking up the heat and more UV rays. I'll be in the same place I am most of the year, in my studio, except now I can spend time in the back studio where I do my dying and other wet work. During the cold weather we do not heat that building everyday or at night so I plan to make the most of the atmospheric heat this summer.
The last couple of weeks have been productive and I have lots of things either in process or in my head to start but "the fever" to relax a little is here. So what should I do to relax. I must be some sort of nut because I don't think of sitting somewhere reading a book or drinking a long cold drink. I think....get out the dye pots, clean the studio (don't you think I need to), quilt a couple of pieces that have been "resting", finish some knitting while it isn't tooooo hot etc.
Our cat, Latte, knows how to chill. I woke her up to take her picture. She raised her head, looked at me taking the photo and went back to sleep. I need to occasionally follow her example and get back to my roots. Napping has been a southern custom for a long time. The work will be there after the nap. I'll let you know how that works out.
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