Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Beginning

The sunshine finally came this week, and not a moment too soon.  That's what I say.  Last weekend, it was sunny on Saturday but bitter cold in the wind.  (Look at me, acting like I live in Green Bay...But it was!  It was cold!)

But then Sunday came and it was glorious.  I went out back and did lots of work, interspersed of course with lots of lounging about.

I had shared this scary sight a few weeks ago, when I was taking inventory of what had happened to the backyard over the winter.

And after a few short hours I had stairs again!  And a raise patio again!  And an overflowing green bin again! 

I mixed in bird watching (and listening!) and tiny white butterflies flitted around me and the yard.  And I saw a unicorn, too!  And there was glitter, everywhere! 

The hill, though...that's for another day.

Besides, the tall grass on the hill serves a purpose.  Where's Scotty?!?

There he is!!!

I checked the 10-day weather report...there's more where this came from!  And it all coincides with the clock changes and suddenly...suddenly, life is so so so good. 


  1. I envy you your climate! I'm just thinking I should go prune a hedge now that the snow drift that was in the way has finally melted to a point where I can stand on it and chop away.

  2. Don't you just love Tulips. I feel so Springy when I see them pop open. We have the sounds of birds and the gentle flapping of butterfly wings but Unicorns and Glitter???? and we have no darling Scotty popping up in our grass:-) Thanks for a fun start to my day.

  3. you and your sunshine! and your never inviting me over and pfthhftht

  4. Betty ~ I do love tulips! In fact, I'm loving bulbs in general, because I seem to always forget what I put, and where, so when something comes up it's always such a happy surprise!

    Linda and Brit, I have no idea how you ladies do it! I get serious S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) if I don't see the sun and get enough Vitamin D! We had such a wet, cold winter, and I know I seem to be rubbing it in, but I *needed* this sunshine!!! And, you're both invited over. Today. :)