Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quote du jour/Thalassa Cruso

March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.
Thalassa Cruso (1909-1997)


  1. Last week, the thermometer read 70 degrees. The weekend was cooler but the sun was cutting thru the bitterness. the crocuses are up and the dandelions are poking thru. Such promise in the air.

    And now - it's snowing. Again.

    Does March ever end?


    - Jeff

  2. Yup. Frustration has set in. You might enjoy the video on my blog made by my VT neighbor who is trying to embrace the snow.

    I love Thalassa Cruso.

  3. I agree, and your header photo illustrates this perfectly. It looks much like northeast PA does, or rather did yesterday before it started snowing again. Now we have a fresh coat of white.

  4. Niki, do you know Thalassa's work? Years ago she had a television gardening show, and also wrote some books. Some people referred to her as the Julia Child of gardening. She had a very no-nonsense, practical approach. I modeled myself after her a long time ago, and am still pretty much the same.

    Jeff, crocus and dandelion - a long way off for me, I fear.

    Sarah, I'll check it out. And I love Thalassa too. I don't think too many know her anymore and she deserves a renaissance.

    Barbara, the good thing about any snow this time of year is that it leaves as fast as it comes!


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