Spring that is!
We are finally starting to look like spring here.
On Sunday the robins arrived in flocks, along with the blackbirds and cowbirds, song sparrows and tree swallows, which made me feel delighted.
When I open the door I hear birdsong other than the chickadees that stay all winter and it is lovely.
On Monday the temperature rose to 19C and it was sunny. Folks were out in their shirt sleeves and shorts, light spring jackets or sweaters, sandals and runners. Gone were the winter jackets, scarves and boots! Yesterday was another lovely mild day too and the snow melted even more. Today is cloudy and cooler and we are expecting rain. The weekend will be average April temperatures in the low to mid-teens
We are having a slow melt which is great but at the same time the snow is going so fast now.
There are lots of deer grazing on the hill most days. I counted at least 30 one evening. You can see the open spots in the above photo that I took on Monday evening, but now it is mostly bare brown grass.
On Monday evening Murray burned the brush pile that had been gathering since last fall. We gathered more sticks and twigs that had fallen during the winter and added it to the pile. It's nice to see that eyesore gone!
While he did that I sat on the back deck and enjoyed the fading sun dressed in a toque and winter jacket. It was chilling down fast.
A typical April evening in New Brunswick. :-/
Spring tulips and daffodils.
As it is Easter weekend coming up we will be busy with family and special church services. We will have our dinner on Friday at supper time with our son and his wife coming as Saturday evening we have a church service as well as Sunday morning. There is lots of special music planned for the services which Murray and I are taking part in. It is such a special time of the year as we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If you celebrate Easter, I wish you a very blessed holiday.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.