... in which our plucky heroine discovers that (once in a blue moon) procrastination pays off...
I hadn't managed to get down to REI yet to purchase a new camp mattress, which will complement the new sturdy camping cot for this years upgrade to tourney kit, and make it easier to pack small for transport. Today my REI dividend came in the mail, along with a coupon good for 20% off one full price item... Can you say nice new cushy camp bed at a discount!
The Bartlett pear in the back yard is covered with blossoms this week... I sure hope it gets warm enough and stops raining just long enough for a few pollinators to make it around the neighborhood, it would be amazing to have pears again this year!
There were quite a few pears last year, which were delicious. I found good information on how to ripen them at this OSU site, and managed to do a not too bad job of thinning the baby pears so that the tree was able to produce pears of a good size for eating rather than many tiny pears of extreme silliness...
...and just because this is one of my favorite songs of all time, and because the message is timeless, and because I never stop missing the ephemeral beauty that leaves the bright world too quickly:
Kate Wolf - January 1942 to December 1986 - R.I.P.