Spring has sprung!
There is still plenty of work to do in the flower beds, but little pieces of beautiful are popping up.
I bought this house in January, 2004 and had no idea of what laid beneath the snow. That first spring was full of surprises that we still marvel at.
Before me, this house was owned by a pastor and his wife and their 8 adoptive and foster kids. They were going to move to a ministry in another state and offered their house to me knowing that I was a single mom, renting a home and operating a law practice out of my living room. The price was one that we were both comfortable with and they moved out and we moved in in a mind boggling short time frame.
The front yard had pretty flower beds with plants that seem coordinated to bloom one after another through the whole season. The back yard is full of raspberry bushes that yield luscious red raspberries for July.
We spent last weekend cleaning out the raspberry patch and were sad to see so many plants broken from the deep snow that has covered them for five months.
This morning a gray catbird came to our kitchen window suet feeder and a dove, two common grackles and two bluejays discovered the feeders in the yard. In other years a dove has nested in our barn, flying in and out through a broken window. I keep meaning to fix the window but once she starts flying in and out of it, it's too late.