Spring traditions at the Shady Rest West:
1. The neon-red tulips I try every year to eradicate from the bed of pale-pink tulips reappear.
2. Sunny weekdays inspire thoughts of weekend gardening projects; weekends are relentlessly wet and miserable.
3. A Bartell's bag filled with boxes of original (yellow chicks) Peeps turns up mysteriously on the front porch the week before Easter.