Sunday, March 25, 2012

Springtime

We rarely set the alarm these days, because my body is programmed to get up at 6 a.m. This morning I slept until 7, which is rare for me.
I put on the coffee, and went out to feed the critters. The morning was much cooler than I expected, and I realized too late, that I should have slipped on a jacket.
The chickens, like always, were glad to see me. I scooped a handful of scratch-feed, and tossed it around the pen.
Afterwards, I stepped over to see how the strawberries were doing, and saw that one of the young plants had a small green berry the size of a pea. 
I leaned on the fence, looked toward the barn, and realized our little corner of the world looked a lot like Ireland. 
It's been several years since we've had a spring this beautiful. Sometimes it stays cool and rainy until one day the sun blazes through the clouds. It often get's hot enough by 10 a.m. to cook breakfast on the hood of my truck.
Last year was a stormy spring. We had tornadoes several times in the area before the devastating outbreak at the end of April.
So, today I'm thankful for mild weather; for oak, hickory, and dogwood trees, that are putting on a springtime show. 
I hope bad weather takes a break this year, and gives us a chance to remember why we love this part of the world.

9 comments:

  1. I am hoping for a cool summer! sandie

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  2. Its going down below freezing tonight for us. So much for record breaking warmth last week in Ontario. Have a great spring.

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  3. We put our clocks forward this weekend. I guess Spring is here :-)

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  4. I so want to move in to your little haven of paradise! Happy Spring!

    Take care
    x

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  5. I hope you get what you want!

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  6. I do pray for good weather and no tornadoes for you.

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  7. My body is programmed to wake up sometime after noon. It could be two. It could be four. It's always a surprise.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. I love my internal alarm clock...Jack's internal clock is set a half hour before mine. That helps keep me on time too! We had a warm start to Spring and it made the trees start to bloom a bit early for here. Tonight it's going to be in the 20's and I'm hoping it doesn't do in my lilacs...so I'm with you on hoping for a nice, calm, continued beautiful Spring. Enjoy!

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  9. Sounds beautiful! I hope you get your mild weather.

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