Weather is normally a subject taken up by strangers or acquaintances when there is nothing else but small talk. This past week, in terms of weather normalcy, is that there isn’t any normalcy. We are in March in Western Massachusetts, in Blandford at an elevation of 1400 feet and it has been in the 50’s all this week and part of last week. This coming week, according to the weather forecasters, it is going to be in the 60’s and 70’s. Like I said, this is March, it is not normal. My poor plants, my tulips, my irises are coming up way before they are supposed to, I am just hoping that Mother Nature doesn’t play a cruel joke and plunge us into freezing weather and kill my spring plants before I have a chance to see them in bloom. Please Mother Nature, be kind and don’t tease us. This warm weather has been a balm to my grey mood and now that I have the good news from the doctor’s I would love to continue with my sunny disposition while basking in the warm, mild weather.