For Derrick and Jackie: A Drink on the Patio

On April 1, while snow fell on central Maine, I was in England, at least in spirit, visiting Derrick and Jackie’s glorious gardens.Ā  (Oh, the wonders of the blog world and the Internet. )

I practically inhaled picture after beautiful picture of daffodils and tulips. It might have been cold and snowy outside my home, but I could feel warmth and sunlight pouring out of my computer as I toured Derrick and Jackie’s garden.

Then, at the end of Derrick’s post, I came to this: “For the first time this year we took drinks in the rose garden before dinner. I hope it is not too long before Laurie and Clif can do the same on their patio.”

Well, I thought. Well, well, well. Our patio is still buried under snow, but where there is a will, there is a way.

Derrick and Jackie, this post is dedicated to you as Clif, on our patio, raises his glass to daffodils and tulips and spring and the glory of an English garden.

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34 thoughts on “For Derrick and Jackie: A Drink on the Patio”

  1. Ralphie has been chirping about sitting on the patio for some weeks now. As soon as the snowbank blocking the walkway melts, we’ll be following your fine example. Thanks for “breaking the ice” for the spring cocktail season. LOVE you guys! XOXOOXOOX

    1. Oh, no. Your prediction was right on the mark. We were just being very, very silly. No drinks on the patio for at least a month. Still lots of snow in the backyard, as you could see from the picture.

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