My journey through life.......finding God in everyday moments.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Spring Has Sprung
It’s official, spring is here.I have seen robins and varied thrushes;skunk cabbage growing and all kinds of action popping through my garden, particularly since I have ridden it of all the dead leaves that accumulate after a winter season.Raking the garden and cleaning things up always makes everything lookso good!! The next step is the lawn care.And then comes the day I lay bark downover everything.And then the day I make all my containers.I have lots to do and can’t wait to get started but I must waiting until early May.It’s still freezing every night and in my haste I always end up losing things or having to cover everything nightly.
We recently stopped by The Home Depot and did some brick shopping.In truth, we haven’t purchased anything yet but we now know we need two pallets of brick to build a garden wall where rotten 2 x 4’s now exist.I really don’t look forward to that job, my back hurts already!
Oscar and I have been out walking the trails and enjoying the new life that has sprung up everywhere.He enjoys chasing the birds and squirrels mostly.I’ve never seen a dog so reluctant to go for a walk, if he has any sense that’s what is happening he refuses to get in the car which he can effectively do by dodging under the bed.Usually he will do anything for a car ride.Once we get out on the trail he is right behind me until we turn around and then he is racing for the car. Some lady was surprised the other day when we passed her, she said “wow, he goes fast for having those short little legs!”Yes he does if he knows the walk is over.
The bears are also out.Our friends had a huge one in their yard the other night so I brought the container of birdseed inside once again.Last summer we managed not to have many bear visits so hopefully our place is off their radar.It has really been nice to have sunshine and warmer temps lately and it has done so much for everyone’s attitude as well.There is a certain satisfaction in knowing we survived yet another Alaskan winter!