It's a love/hate thing
Apr. 10, 2014 6:34 am
Updated: Apr. 15, 2014 11:48 am
The snow is melting, the birds are returning and you can step out without being bundled up.
The sun is so warm and intense. We've had 3 or 4 days about 50 now, which really made the snow vanish and the water run. I love spring.
Some of the water has to find it's way into my basement. Everything is so dirty from the dirt in the snow and
the plants look like dead weeds. Garbage from who knows where is in my yard and the dog nuggets from visiting dogs start to show up. I hate spring.
In spite of the bad things that come with the thaw, I really do look forward to this time of year. The sun brings
happiness that a few minor annoyances can't trump.
Here again is a picture of my back yard. Click the picture for the full view. In this one you can see my deck.
That finally showed up last weekend. My summer project this year is an addition to this. It's already about 16x24, but I will be adding on another 12x15. That's why you see a little unfinished work on it from last year. The lanky stalks in the foreground
are hollyhocks. They will get cut back and they will grow 6 or 8 or 10 feet tall again with flowers all the way to the top.
On the left you can see our fire pit where we spend a lot of nights in the summer. We love it here. That white
building behind the pine is a one room school house which is part of the county museum. The building on the right is a stone church, also part of the museum. I was the last person baptized in that building.
The museum has several buildings and has two part-time workers and a handful of volunteers, of which I am one.
It's really impressive for a town of 3. Check it out: Cavalier
Take care and be good to others.