I received a big pot of pansies for my birthday last week. I put them outside during the day and in the garage at night. I may have killed them. The temperatures last week? Well, let’s just say the daytime temperatures were about 10 degrees below the norm for this time of the year.
This morning, it was 38 and, with the wind felt like 25. But I noticed some things. It’s April 1. The
daffodils are up and have buds (though tightly closed). The pussy willows are actually just past their
prime and are starting to sprout.
At Dutch Harbor, in West Ferry this week, I saw 3 cars in front of covered boats, and heard the whirring sound of industry readying boats for the season. Bill and May Munger and their able crew at Conanicut Marina are putting out the moorings and readying the docks on the harbor front. At Clarke’s Boatyard there is lots of work going on indicating the hope of the boating season approaching.
Last week I noticed something on Sunday. The first is that in the north end where my husband and I walk our dog each week, there were quite a few cars. This is not completely rare, but what I noticed is a true harbinger of spring. About 5 of the cars had out of state license plate and were driving very slowly, taking in the views and looking at the homes.
I may be an optimist, but in real estate, this truly is a harbinger of spring. I’ve been selling real estate since 1989. I’ve always lived in the northeast neighborhood of Jamestown on or just off, East Shore Road. Never does a spring approach that I don’t notice the cars, driving slowly , taking in the views and looking at the homes. That’s how it begins. There is hope.