Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ides of March

The Ides of March brought skies that were remarkable today. The temps were in the mid-seventies, and the sun made my skin tingle at times.

We had a long slow walk mid-morning, Samantha and Jordan came over to walk with us. We walked slowly and observed. Sometimes when I walk, my mind doesn't choose to join me. It insists on fretting about things that never happened, but today was different.

With all the recent rain, the moss down around the barn is green and thick as expensive carpet. I stopped to shoot several pictures that I thought would be really good, but when I uploaded them, they weren't that interesting so I went with the old bottle on a bench picture.

This week it will warm into the low 80s. Bradford Pairs and Tulip trees are in full bloom right now. Blueberries are hours away from blossom. I'm excited.

My column in today's paper was about peanut butter and I got a ton of emails and comments. I mentioned in the column that I sometimes eat peanut butter sandwiches with dill pickles. A neighbor stopped by to give us two jars of dill pickles that he's wife canned last summer. We'll be trying some of those soon.

I'll post the column here tomorrow night. I hope you all have a remarkable week. 


  1. I understand that lots of people enjoy peanut butter sandwiches with pickles, but it doesn't sound good to me, although I admit I've never tried it.

  2. Sounds like a lovely walk, Rick. Wish I'd come along.

  3. The walk sounds nice, the peanut butter sandwich on it's own sounds nice but with dill pickles, I don't even want to think about it. lol... I wish you would have showed us a nice picture of your flowering tulip tree. Seeing some blossoms might have made up for over a foot of snow we got yesterday.


  4. I miss the Bradford that split and fell down in my yard a few years back. They were beautiful. We were having a series of storms and one split and fell; three days later - the other did. Fortunately, each fell in the only direction that would result in no damage to a car, house, etc. I think God likes me.

  5. I am happy that we have 10C today but tomorrow back down to 2c and we will also be in -2 later on this week. Enjoy the warmth and the blossoms. I don't like peanut butter but more power to you although it sounds like you might be pregnant:)

  6. I'm so excited for a 60de day today! I'm tempted to start on my tan! Flowers won't be here for a long time but I'll be happy to see them in May. I had a banana with a little bit of peanut butter for lunch....I left the pickles in the fridge!

  7. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Peanut butter is good. Dill pickles are good. Why NOT together?

  8. Can't say I've tried that combination but I'd give it a go!x

  9. It is always best to have a clear mind before going for a walk. There are so many things to be missed if you are thinking about the next days chores.

  10. My eyes are getting as bad as my ears, I started ot ask what a Turnip tree was? :-0.
    The jar draws me to lookinside.
    I'm dill pickles and Sherry is P-nut butter. :-)

  11. BTW, Finished 'Life changes just Breathe', loved it.

  12. I like peanut butter, I do not like pickles.................just saying


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