vintage hand painted tea tin, creamer, mug and plates
Good Monday morning to you! How was your weekend?
It was dull as rain here, no pun intended. I shouldn't complain as Saturday we could actually get out into the yard and putter around even though it was so cold I had on a winter parka, hat and gloves! Sunday we woke to beautiful sunshine which lasted until mid-afternoon then the clouds and mist rolled in again.
Pussy willows in the ditch last Monday when it was sunny and 15C.
Burning brush, old wood and an ant infested stump.
Murray decided to chop up a couple of old stumps the other night. One chop stirred up a whole nest of black ants. It was SO creepy. There were hundreds of them - some with wings, which I detest to see on a muggy day. I got the bug spray and we stomped and sprayed them until we got them all. (I hope!) The stump was riddled with holes and the ants just kept on coming out. I guess leaving old stumps sitting for a couple of years is not a good thing. I know it's nature's way to dispose of wood but when it's that close to the house we don't want those critters to find their way inside!
The flood season has been kind to us this spring - so far. We are on very high ground where we live but the road in the above photo is one route we take to the city and church often and it sometimes floods over. We have had high water levels along the rivers and streams and some roads have been flooded in spots but no major flooding has occurred even with all the snow melt and rain. People are breathing a sigh of relief. We often get the major flooding in the first 2 weeks of May so hopefully we won't be getting any heavy rains to add to the swollen rivers.
Good neighbours build better fences. Do you see the green grass??
The joint fence with our neighbour collapsed last week when one of the posts had rotted and broken off. Our neighbour helped Murray re-build it on Saturday.
Look at this tulip.....struggling to grow without the sun. Why are the stems so short? Lack of sun?
I hope you aren't having a lack of sun where you live and that things are blooming.
I'll try to get out and find something to take photos of this week so I can blog. It's been slim pickings lately. Have a wonderful day! Oh, and thank you for your kind thoughts about my shoulder pain. I appreciate it very much.