Thank you for listening, that was very cathartic!
Yesterday Michael and I drove to check out our trailer in Bayfield. I hadn't been there since mid-November when I raked the last of the leaves and battened down the hatches. Over the winter....correction....over the horridly long, snowy, blowy, storm-ridden winter I had visions of the flat trailer roof caving in from the weight of all the great heaping mounds of snow. OR, a rather large mouse family looking for shelter from all of the, you guessed it, SNOW!!
Happily, there was no sign of leakage or rodent squatting. And on our property there was no sign of SNOW! It was gone, melted, and under the rotting, wet leaves were lovely green growing things that lifted up my heart and made me smile from ear to ear. Michael got up on the roof and cleaned out the eavestrough, gently raked the leaves off of the flower beds while I went into town for supplies. On my way to town I heard a robin sing and I was able to snap a couple of pictures from the car.
We ended the day at the local pub - The Albion - with chicken wings and beer (although NOT the green kind...of beer that is...) It was a perfectly wonderful day!
Fiddling on the Roof
Buds on the Lilac Tree
Got a lot of compliments on my fancy rubber boots!
No fire in the firepit today - it was full of water.
One lone tulip poking up through a leaf.
The myrtle always bounces back quickly. It won't be
long til the lovely purple flowers are blooming.
I removed the dead leaves and look what was underneath!
The hens and chickens multiplied while I wasn't looking!
Humble yet so photogenic!
Bursting with life!
No wonder the robins are so fat and sassy -
look who's coming to dinner!
Very happy to be back in the neighbourhood!
The kids are already down on the beach
throwing rocks into the lake!
Lunch on the patio: whole grain bread, hummus, grapes
and our friend Stella:)
Our yard waste was the first to arrive at
the garbage area!
After clearing away the dead stalks this year's
growth of hollyhocks are well underway.
I'm a real swinger!
If you're happy that spring is here SMILE!
I'll wait til all of the ice melts though
before dipping my toes in!