Warm and Uplifting

Today is lovely. The sun is shining; it’s warm. It’s an SSSS kind of day (SSSS=short sleeve shirt and shorts). I was able to take a nice walk around the grounds of our retirement community, abiding by the current “social distancing” rules, of course.

For one raised in the south, I welcome the timeless signs of a southern spring: daffodils (or jonquils as my grandmother called them), dogwoods, and azaleas.

These are challenging times, especially for us “old folks,” trying to stay clear of the virus. Having to stay inside, somewhat isolated from our resident neighbors, is not fun. Have you ever heard of “cabin fever?” But a sure cure for the virus blahs is a walk in the sunshine, SSSS, listening to Tony Bennett and Peggy Lee on my headphones, and falling in love all over again with the sure signs of a southern spring.

To my readers, wherever you may be:  STAY SAFE

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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13 Responses to Warm and Uplifting

  1. Oh I cannot wait. Our jonquils are only two inches high and weeks away from blossoming. The snow just came off the ground these last two days and our last snowstorm was last week.

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  2. anne leueen says:

    Spring! We don’t have it yet up here in Ontario. But today was warmer although far from SSSS weather! Nice to see these photos. Thanks!

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  3. Cathy says:

    Your community‘s garden is good for raising spirits with all that spring colour. 😃 Take care John.

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  4. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Cathy. We are trying to be good citizens and keep our distance.

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  5. bittster says:

    That looks and sounds great. Stay safe and let’s hope this gets resolved over the next few weeks. I don’t mind a little social distancing, but the quarantine thing gets old.

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  6. Annette says:

    I’ve heard of cabin fever but thankfully with our gardens we’re less at risk. Stay safe, John

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  7. Cathy says:

    What wonderful grounds you are now living in John! That cornus is superb. Take care, and keep on enjoying the sunshine!

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