The Prettiest Day of the Year

This is the story of a perfectly beautiful day. Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014, to be precise.  In west central Indiana, USA.  Near the 40th parallel of latitude.It was nice here Tuesday morning.  Really nice.  Gorgeous!  Oh, its been beautiful all week.   But Tuesday morning…..   mmmmmm.  Warm and sunny with a slight cool breeze. The trees coming into leaf before our very eyes. No finer … Continue reading The Prettiest Day of the Year

May 5, 2014 – Fruit Blossoms and Robin Eggs

A lovely spring weekend…Encourages the fruit blossoms to open and enjoy the weather. Apple Cherry Pear And Strawberry Meanwhile, this adorable robinAnd her friendly mateDecided to build a nest in our barn, where she sits, watching us come and go while she encourages her pretty eggs to produce pretty robins.  The little birds will hatch here, learn to fly here and grow strong here.  They … Continue reading May 5, 2014 – Fruit Blossoms and Robin Eggs

April 25, 2014 – Singing For His Sweetie

He looks to the left.He looks to the right.He sings his happy song!The next obvious step is to provide a link to click on an audio file to hear that happy song.  Uh, huh.  We’ll get there.  An upgrade, a little techno wrangling and we’re singing happy songs on the blog.  Alas, the time demands of a busy life in the modern world have prevented … Continue reading April 25, 2014 – Singing For His Sweetie

April 8, 2014 – In the Garden

Froggy reports some excellent rain… 2.4 inches (6 cm) Thursday through Friday with another inch (2.5 cm) on Monday.  He happily reports a nice weekend between. Crocus love a nice weekend between rains. So does this little flower, whoever it might be. So does the grass, including the ubiquitous decorative grass we affectionately call Aunt Setta Grass, AKA Heavy Artillery.  No clue about the real … Continue reading April 8, 2014 – In the Garden

April 2, 2014

Please, step away from the garden.  Don your safety glasses and cover your ears.  She’s gonna blow.  A little rain, a little warm and KABOOM! At last, we have a rich cycle of plants emerging, blooming and fading, with an emphasis on emerging. We have little bitty spring flowers coming out of their little bitty shells… We have woodland flowers coming out of the forest … Continue reading April 2, 2014

April 1, 2014

The old dreaded murder of crows… Seriously. That is the proper term for a grouping of crows – “murder of crows” like “gaggle of geese” or ” herd of deer.” The problem is, these probably aren’t crows. Maybe this a bunch of buzzards? I confess, I don’t know.  Carrion eaters, they must surely be.  Exactly what species of bird they are remains a mystery at … Continue reading April 1, 2014

March 28, 2014

The woodland flowers are trying their level best to prove that Spring really is here. Note the lingering effects of the hard freeze on the top of this little “purple’s” leaves.  She must have poked her head through the ground while the harsh winter was still in full rage. The classic sign of spring in the eastern U.S.A. is the return of the American Robin.  … Continue reading March 28, 2014

March 26, 2014 – Birds, Flowers and Snow

Stone Bunny says, “Well, if its going to snow, I would like to be with the snowdrops.” Snow it did – a quick bluster of large flakes.  Fitting, with the cold weather.  Spring is here….we think….we hope….we dream.  C’mon Spring!  You can do it!!!!! Over at the stump the cardinals show some good bird sense.  They haven’t detected enough honest spring weather to vacate the … Continue reading March 26, 2014 – Birds, Flowers and Snow