Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

"You can almost hear the leaves grow," Sven commented this afternoon once the blue sky had pushed the clouds out to sea and bright spring sunshine blazed overhead. Tulips, daffodils, viola, basket of gold, the garden is beautiful, with peonies poking their way through the mulch. With spring, comes the urge to spring clean. When the warm weather begins, innkeepers get motivated to do all the small chores, neglected over the winter. Here Sven sands the vintage patio furniture. When he finishes the divan, there are the chairs to do. Yesterday he cleaned Seagull Cottage. This morning I washed the floor in Liberty Coin Suite, in preparation for a fresh coat of paint. This afternoon I worked in the garden. So much to do, so little time to do it. How fortunate we are to live in Wellfleet! Sometimes I take a step back and let myself be swept away by how beautiful everything is here. What a shame we do not have guests in the main house who can enjoy it with us!