Sunday, March 28, 2021

Madness and Mayhem

Our little town was deluged with rain for twenty four hours, seven inches of the stuff, causing the town creek to once again overflow it's banks and flood the town.
It was a night of madness and mayhem, rain, tornado warnings, hail, wind and sleeplessness.
Sadly, it seems to be getting worse each spring.


*Thank you for your concerns, we are safe.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring Days

Our typical March weather roars in like a lion, tornado warnings, high winds and torrential rain.
The temperatures in the mid-seventies, perfect for Spring clean-up, except the rain continues to fall by the bucket-load.





A flock of wild turkeys have taken up residence in the yard, standing in the rain, as if they are enjoying a gentle shower. 

It's an encouraging sight to see forty or more wild turkeys when other areas of the state, are experiencing a decline in numbers.

 


Scratching through the wet soil.
Unfazed and happy.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Color Comes To Town

I know that spring is upon us, when the Redbud trees start giving out their beautiful pink buds.

The redbud is a tree that is valued far more than its small size might suggest. This lovely harbinger of spring has been called “a breath of fresh air after a long winter” and no less than “one of our most beautiful native trees” writes tree expert Michael Dirr, of The Arbor Day Foundation.



It is hard to express adequately the miracle of a tree that had branches so bare all through winter suddenly go from stark brown to magenta.
But there she is again, emerging from her own winter of storms, freeze, winds, and drought, still standing, still surviving, still blooming, still giving.
Shaku Selvakumar


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Of Cabbages and Tea

My latest little teapot.
Perfect for Spring .


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Spring Forward



This Sunday at 2:00 am our annual clock fiddling takes place once again.
An hour forward to Daylight Savings Time, payback for that extra hour of sleep, we enjoyed so much back in November.
Spring is not far behind,  just six short days,  what a lovely thought...…
 
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My sweet daughter  (the crafty one) stopped by this morning, with the cutest little bunny wreath.
She is a talented and thoughtful girl, and she always amazes me with her creations.
Her chickens are laying heartily, so many different colors of eggs, they look like they've been dyed for Easter .....




Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Heavenly-Scent

Enjoying a new candle as of late,  intoxicatingly delicious, especially on these early March days, when the sun shines hot and the winds blow cold....

 
 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Stirring

 The calendar says Winter, and yet daffodils are in bloom.





The first snowdrops dangle from green stems.
A sweet scent, like a hundred daffodils blooming in a distant wood, perfumes the air.
Green blades cut through dark earth.
Buds open on bare branches.
Wind rattles the windows.
Rain splashes against the panes.
The promise of spring stirs my heart.