Spring has sprung. Well, almost. There was frost on Thursday morning (April 22), but the flowering cherry tree says it’s Spring as it smiles on the new timber frame home it didn’t get to greet last year.
Timber frames work easily with Spring weather. Windows come open and sunshine fills the space. The timbers stand proud and strong and welcome the fresh air. We open the windows during the warm days and close them as evening nears, saving the warmth in our well insulated home. Heat hasn’t been on in several weeks even though some nights have been near or below freezing and we’ve had frost several times.
We are looking forward to having our windows open and a fresh breeze at night, breezes to bring us dreams of faraway places and wondrous things. Those days will be here soon enough.
Now, the planting has begun. Garden, flower beds, cleaning up the winter debris…there are plenty of tasks for every day. I do see how folks worked from sunup until sundown without ever going to town.
But, I need to head to the office, leaving behind this bloom-covered tree and my sheltering timber frame.