Beth brought me these sunflowers day after Holly's memorial service and I took them outside to photograph in the sun. You can see there is still snow on the ground in the back ground. I'm still so sad about losing Holly but there have been good things going on as well and they need their space here, too. For one thing, MOST of the snow is gone. Most... the mounds the plow piled up are still melting on the rare day it is above freezing long enough to notice. It's the coldest start to spring I can remember.
There were some warm days when I could open the window just to let the stale winter air out. Charlie loved it! His nose was going and his ears twitched as he followed every scent and sound.
The trees were undeniably beautiful.
Shoveling out was a different matter.
Leading to spontaneous joy at finally digging out our car.
We had some nigh-time visitors. Sammy and Maggie were fascinated.
He seems to be saying "Bird feeder? What bird feeder?" Since he couldn't really get his nose in the mesh he would shake the feeder and then eat the seeds off the ground. So smart! A few days later we found the feeder pole bent over and the feeder a few feet away - empty. The bears are awake. So we are now taking the feeders in at dark. Sorry Rocky.
But there is hope for warmer weather! Hopefully soon.
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemmingway, A Moveable Feast