The cherry trees are in bloom! I missed Newark’s Cherry Blossom Festival in April, but that’s okay ‘cos they didn’t start flowering ’til recently anyway!
Oh, what, like I was going to visit a GARDEN and NOT take pictures of the pretty flowers? Come on now.
It seems that we skipped from late winter directly to early summer this past week— temperatures went from just above freezing this past weekend to nearly 80F yesterday. Sheeeesh! Two days! Maybe three.
I keep hoping I can squeeze another week or two out of my tweed blazers before packing them away, but I should probably give up the fight at this point.
Usually I enjoy spring, but this year it feels like nothing but the inevitable looming of summer. (I do not like summer.)
On the other hand, I’ll finally have the opportunity to jam-pack this blog with bazillions of clichéd but amusing flower macros (like these little crocuses!).
This week is so full of winter, ugh. I mean, snow is prettier than the usual barren brown winter colors, and I’d take winter over summer any day, but seriously, I am ready for spring, aren’t you?
So HERE IS A SPRING HOUSE!!!
It’s part of Berkeley Heights’ Littel-Lord Farmstead.
That’s all well and good (I hear you say), but WHAT IS A SPRING HOUSE?
A spring house is a sort of old-fashioned refrigerator. Back in the olde days, you’d go find a natural spring, and build a little shed on it, and voila! you could keep your perishables longer ‘cos they were cooled with freezing spring water. Like an ice box without ice. (And it self-replenishes!)
And this building might be the last known spring house in New Jersey, which is pretty nifty!
Berkeley Heights Historical Society (Documented September 1, 2012). Spring House (sign). 28-31 Horseshoe Rd., Berkeley Heights, NJ.
“Spring house.” (Last edit Dec 2012). Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_house.