This is pretty close to how I feel about it too. Warm weather, green grass, sunshine, flowers, and children playing outside where they belong….I’m soaking it up!
Because we moved into our new home at the beginning of February (so NOT a winter person by the way) this will obviously be the first time we will be able to watch everything blossom and green up. The leaves have really exploded this week!
The creatures are out in full force as well. We saw deer several weeks ago and I’ve noticed tracks behind the house where the grass was bare. Add to the list a copperhead that met an untimely death thanks to Pop P. who was out walking with the boys one night while Cory and I were on a date. There were also two bats in the garage, one of which also met an untimely death because he just wouldn’t vacate the property. Not to mention a few mice. Untimely deaths as well. Wait, is there a theme here? Mice are cute. Especially when they look up at you in surprise when you lift the lid to the outside garbage can. But when they climb in your husbands engine and (well we assume it’s a mouse, I mean what else could it be?) the stench of death assaults his nostrils? Not so cute.
Turkeys! We’ve seen turkeys. And I looked out the front window last week just in time to see a groundhog run across the driveway and into the woods. Just this morning I woke up and looked out our bedroom window just as a racoon came bumbling across the backyard. Then there are the ever familiar squirrels and birds. Beautiful birds. Cardinals, bluebirds, bluejays, and robins are some that I’ve recognized, but there are others. I love it out here.
In the next few days we will be releasing 5 butterflies that we have watched go through the process of metamorphosis. I hope to take pictures for the next post. Stay tuned….:)