We are in a great sunny stretch here this week and weekend and it sure makes one feel great! I took a little walk to see how far spring was coming along and was pleased to see no snow at all.
This was mid-April 2015. We had a lot of snow around still and the ponds were still frozen but then we had tons of snow that year too.
Pretty soon these fields will be greening up.
There will be cows grazing here in a month or so. I'm looking forward to hearing the spring peepers in the ponds too.
When I got home I was energized to do some raking of the grass along the driveway. That area gets a lot of broken twigs and branches from the maple trees plus needles from the pine trees. I raked up 3 large garbage bags full!
Last evening on the way home from choir practice I got Murray to stop so I could snap a few pictures of the sunset reflections in the flooded fields. It was so calm and pretty.
You can see these trees have buds forming on them. They are usually the first ones to leaf out in our area. That is ice in the foreground as we've had some really cold nights the past week.
Today is lovely and sunny but the east wind is strong and feels raw so one needs a jacket (and gloves and tuque for me). It is quite pleasant at the back deck though away from the wind. I got the barbecue all cleaned up and ready to go as we are having family for a barbecue on Sunday afternoon. Tonight it will be hotdogs. :) Don't you love that first taste of barbecue in spring? Or maybe you barbecue all winter long and there is nothing exciting about it. I'm looking forward to it! It's been 6 months! Well, except for the great barbecue hamburgers we had at a friends house a couple weekends ago. So yummy!
I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you enjoy getting out and doing some yard work or maybe even some gardening. And, maybe have a barbecue.