Tag: Spring

Tired and Mossy

Just in front of my parking space yesterday was this mossy trunk of a stately oak tree. The grass wasn’t sprouting yet. The branches were bare, and last year’s leaves blew around on the ground beneath her. No sign of spring anywhere… I had…

Breathe. Even when it hurts. Just breathe. 

   There is laundry to do. Dishes. Vacuuming. Dusting. Reading and studying. A book review (which really must get bumped up on my priority list!) The list is actually quite long, and just a wee bit annoying. Being productive by striking things off my…

Baby Goats and Sunshine

Friday afternoon I snuggled a kid. She nuzzled into my arms and contentedly looked at the world around her. I didn’t know goats would cuddle! I thought of them more as the Tigger-y type, bouncing and jumping around. And they do. But they also…

Here’s to Mud on Your Boots

  Winter is over. The sounds of birds singing (and the gardener sneezing) fill the air. Time to set up the water feature in the back yard, clear away fallen branches, attack the early crop of weeds, and think about the growing season. The…

The last days of Lent

It is only mid-April. We have the hints of spring here and there. Last night we had a hard freeze, which meant that the most vulnerable of my plants needed protection from the cold. While I could move the planters into the garage or…

Friday Five: Signs of Spring

I’m hosting the Friday Five over at the RevGalBlogPals blog. You don’t have to be a RevGal to play! Join in the fun! As spring slowly begins to bring a thaw to those of us in the northern part of the Northern Hemisphere, I…

In full bloom: a season of growth and change

Every year, it happens. Every year, usually the end of March, it seems impossible. Spring shows up in all of its hyperactive glory! What a wondrous thing!! A hydrangea bush, which 2 weeks ago was timidly peeping through the mulch, today has burst through…

A Psalm of New Growth

One of the reasons I love spring so much are these days of fast growth and change in my garden. Things that were brown vines and naked trees are shoving out new growth. This vine for my trumpet vine was literally brown and dead-looking…

Friday Five: “Kicking Back” edition

It’s the week after Easter. For my friends in parish ministry, it’s when there’s a collective sigh of relief. Since I’ve been on an unplanned vacation (I wasn’t scheduled for on-call hours, even though I requested them), there is a sense of a needed…

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