See that beautiful redbud and bright blue skies above? That is what we had a week ago. Then rain, sleet and snow came and we are back in winter weather. It is suppose to warm up again and none too soon for me.
During the cold days there is potato soup making. (This is actually broccoli soup, but I did make potato soup also.)
There is yarn winding. Here’s my very patient husband helping me wind a ball of new yarn.
There’s outdoor fires and sitting around the fire with friends.
This is one of the friends. Ha. Look at that toothy grin.
Despite all the problems she has caused us(David), I love her so much. She is definitely my dog. Looking at me with her doe eyes. Trying to pretend she wouldn’t do anything bad. No, not at all.
It rained all day today. Looking out the window it looked so misty and mysterious over in the now empty lot beside us. Still getting use to not having a big house there.
That muddy place is where the big, beautiful house once stood.
David says he would love to buy this lot. I sit and imagine planting hundreds of flowering trees and flowers and making our own park in it. The grandkids could really have a great Easter egg hunt there. I see wandering paths and benches for people to sit upon. I already have it all planted and landscaped and it isn’t even for sale!
Our back yard is coming to life. It looked so awful just a few weeks ago and then the miracle happens like it does every year. I never stop being amazed at the change in such a short time. David has mowed the grass once already and it needs it again. Note to self. Plant more flowers and trees and get rid of more lawn this year.
The garden is in its pink phase. My very favorite. First there’s the yellow daffodils. Then all the pink flowering bushes and trees burst into bloom.
Rain pouring off my shop roof. I haven’t been out there to work on anything for a few weeks. Knitting socks has been consuming my time.
I do have this pretty, Spring like fabric that I will be using to make a skirt.
So cozy sitting in a warm house looking out on the rain. It’s really beautiful in its own way.
See the rain pouring from the gutter? It really came down hard for a time. They say rivers are going to flood around our city. A few years ago we had a major flood. Our hospital was flooded, patients having to be evacuated. Many people lost everything when the water came up to their houses. We have several friends who lost everything and had to completely redo their houses. I can’t imagine how horrible that was. We were not affected at all. In fact, I didn’t know it was that bad until a day later. Our town is surrounded by rivers and a flood can really devastate. Hope it never gets that bad again.
But the garden loves this rain. It’s true. April showers bring May flowers or in this case, April flowers.
I planted grass for my chickens. Yes, my chickens like grass and crack. What can I say? Ha. Actually, I am growing lawn grass and when it gets tall enough I will put these in the chicken yard so that they can have a salad.
So hopefully glorious Spring will return tomorrow.