Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring has arrived, mostly.

Since March Spring is here one day, and gone the next.  We wake up and wonder what the weather will be like today.  Well, it's been getting more consistently nicer than cold.  Everything is blooming, the grass is REALLY green, the birds are chirping, and the cats and dogs are hunting (little critters that is). Lately I hadn't been to inspired to take some pictures, but the following sunraise jolts me to be Thankful for the wonderful world we live in, that we get to wake up and see things like these.  And to know that God is good and real.  I think it was a Sunday morning when we had to be to church early, and Hubby came and got me to see the beauty.  Yes people, that is off our deck!
 

 We have a carport and the birds like to make nests in the supporting beams.  Here are a couple of nests we pulled down.  The birds/nest were causing our Orange, outside Cat to go nuts trying to get at them, so we had to pull them down. 
 We weren't sure who belongs to this egg.  It was neat to see the materials used to make the nest.
 We think these were Robin's Eggs.  This one was more sticks and straw, and some houseing insulation (we are hoping it's not from our house, but garbage picked up from outside).  They were tiny eggs, about the size of a nickel.
 Here is Rocky wading through the grass.  This is where one of the springs turns into a small creek, and the dogs love playing in the water and catching lizards and things, and by things I mean ticks.
 Right now we have yellow flowers everywhere.  A week or two ago we had all the clover in bloom and it was purple and then turned to red.  I love the random colors of Spring.
 Here is Peep in a bush.  He absolutely LOVES going outside to hang out in a bush, or to hunt mice.  We are really glad he is a mouser, because a couple of those suckers have gotten into the house, but he hunted them down.
Here is our pasture, and tree "park" behind it.  We love coming into the property and looking at a sea of greeness. 
Somedays we forget this is all ours, and it is so great to remember, especially with the cool breeze, the birds singing, and the peace we feel just living here.  To all our family that hasn't come to visit, I hope that this entices you to make some plans this summer.  We are about 5 minutes from a river, and 20 minutes from 2 awesome lakes.