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 a moment of familiarity. The cold, dark, and windy days we’re … More Tired and Mossy
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 to do list was not what I needed to do this … More Breathe. Even when it hurts. Just breathe.
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 snuggle. Her owner-shepherd had hoped to bring the kid inside to … More Baby Goats and Sunshine
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 hours I have spent raking, hauling and pruning are part of … More Here’s to Mud on Your Boots
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 cover window boxes, I couldn’t move my prize peony, one that … More The last days of Lent
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 have been watching for signs of renewal and rebirth. It is … More Friday Five: Signs of Spring
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 the supportive wire frame and is working at setting buds and … More In full bloom: a season of growth and change