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Thursday, March 26, 2015

View from Here - Spring Temps

Today is supposed to be the warmest day we have had in ages: 75º.

Trouble is it's also raining.

So during the first rain shower I vacuumed the screen porch and swept the deck.

Then when the rain stopped did some pruning before the rain drove me inside again.

Now I've had my lunch and am waiting for the rain to stop again.

Well, it did back out to work some more on spring chores.

Here's the view from here:

The pond through the screen of the porch with ice.


A bright spot below my bedroom window - can't see them?


Here they are.


My makeshift fence of downed wood. Would you believe I could find nothing on the internet about how to make this?


Closer look.  I hope it will make the deer think twice about jumping it.


I have two helpers coming Saturday to extend it along this edge of the glen. I think they will be able to start with larger logs and build it up from there.  We'll use the trees as stakes to keep them from rolling down into the glen.


Screen porch almost inviting though too soon for cushions.


And too soon for collectibles on display.


But it won't be long now before I'm out there with a glass of iced tea and a good book but first the garden chores need to be done.




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday Walk

It felt good to get out and walk.  I've been limited since December in how much or how long I could walk by a bum heel (plantar fascia).  I got the go ahead from the physical therapist to start exercising again.  New shoes make a difference, too but when I get my molded inserts from the podiatrist I should feel even better.

We get the Sunday Washington Post only, so must go up to our mailbox on the main road to get it.  This is a walk down our driveway (1/5 of a mile), up the lane and return down the lane and up our driveway.  One mile round trip.  I took the camera along.

Down our hill to the creek crossing.  Here's a view of the creek and when you look closely ...


you can see the skunk cabbage making an appearance.


And the yellow irises are also greening up there.


Looking up through the glen, our house is up on the right out of the photo, there is no sign of spring yet.


Along the lane this was a bright sight.


I noticed all the critter holes on my way up the lane so made a point of capturing them on my return trip.




Back up almost to the top of our driveway.  Won't be long before the green shows on the grass and trees.


I was greeted at the top by three bluebirds.  This one sat for a portrait.


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