Saturday, April 05, 2014

Delightful day

I worked outside all afternoon. At one point I headed toward the shed to fetch the rake. Pollen on the hood of my truck was thick enough to grow turnips.
The rain moves in tomorrow and hopefully it will wash a great deal of the dusty stuff out of the air.
I fired up the riding lawn mower and cut the grass in the back yard. There were only a few places with grass high enough to mow, but it felt so good hearing the sound of the engine, feeling the warm sun on my face,  and smelling the freshly-cut grass that I decided to run over all the yard.
Afterwards I cut the engine and stood for a long time. All I could hear was the sound of birds with spring fever, and the ticking of the cooling mower engine.
I stepped down to the barn to look for a few pieces of wood needed for some work on the chicken pen. As I walked, I saw the evening sun highlighting moss on a hickory tree. The color was stunning so obviously I pulled the phone from my pocket and snapped a picture.
I have several piles of debris I need to burn, but there was just enough of a breeze to make burning unwise so I'll do that next week.
I hope today has been as delightful for you as it has for me.


  1. Sounds great...we look forward to the grass turning green here!

  2. Sounds like a great day.
    Wow, you have to mow the lawn already.

  3. Anonymous6:23 PM

    You have an artist's eye, Rick!!

  4. Sounds like a lovely day indeed Rick. I love mowing the grass. It's going to be mowing time here in a couple of weeks!

  5. This so reminds me of my childhood on the farm.


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