Mutterings of Springs heard this week:
- Punxsutany Phil – the famous Gobbler’s Knob groundhog – didn’t see his shadow so spring is on its way!
- Gardeners are perusing seed catalogs and thinking about what to plant where!
- Stillwaters maintenance crew has the sprinkler system all computerized for summer sprinkling!
- There is a chance of several days of sunshine next week – exciting!
- Bulbs are peeking up through the ground cover and making themselves known!
- Beautiful multicolored primroses have appeared by the bucketfuls at Safeway – a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.
- The Lewis County Spring and Garden show is on the calendar for April 15, 16 and 17. A sure sign of spring!
- Daylight savings time is just around the corner – March 12th!
- The wintering hummingbirds at my house have picked up the feeding speed and can be heard chirping almost constantly in my front yard.
Quote of the Week:
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb
Happenings this week:
Saturday, February 6th: The Northwest Wind Symphony’s Winter (almost Spring) Concert will be held on February 6, at 7pm at Corbet Theatre at Centralia College. The theme of the concert is Music of the Americas, and will feature music from Sousa to the Fiesta. Tickets are $12 at the door. you may also get tickets at Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis or at Heymann Winery in Centralia. Students are free with a paying adult.
Thursday, February 11th: Movie Night at Stillwaters Estates. This month’s movie is The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon. A fact-based drama of a young Sudanese War refugee comes to America. Ice Cream is served at 5:45 and the movie starts at 6 p.m.
Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 28th: The Evergreen Playhouse presents Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Voice of the Prairie. Tickets are $10 for adults. Call 736-8628 for more information.
Sunshine is possible next week! According to Weather Underground we will have partly cloudy days on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The optimist in me says these are really partly sunny days. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says “rainy, mild” for this time period. Enjoy whatever the weather may come.