In our house, spring usually means two things. Cherry tree blossoms and opening our swimming pool.
Sadly, neither of these things has happened this year. Yet.
There are blossoms on some of the trees down our street, but the trees with the really big flowers that rain down petals on you when you shake the branches, are not yet at the blossom snow stage.
We walked past the tree in the photo above today and found only buds. But give it a week or two and it’ll be ripe for shaking.
If this current spell of niceish weather persists we’ll also have our pool open at about the same time.
Yes, we live in the UK and have an outdoor pool in our garden. It’s quite old and we’ve had to replace and repair quite a few bits since we bought it along with the house. We have an automatic safety cover on it so we don’t have to worry about anyone falling in accidentally, and the cover keeps the water clean as well.
We keep the water temperature quite warm and usually swim from Easter to October. We keep saying that one winter we are going to heat it up for Christmas Day and take a dip.
This Easter, we’ve been waiting for some work to be done on the boiler. It turns out that it’s more complicated than the pool boiler repair guys initially thought but it’s almost sorted now.
And once it’s done, there will be no keeping the kids out.
Spring will have really arrived.
This post was written in response to this week’s Gallery theme over at Sticky Fingers.