Beau March 23rd, 2010
Goodness, Spring has arrived in Missouri in force this week! It was doubtful for a while this past weekend, with much snow for our western friends. But after a few days of rain, the sun has returned and with it the frogs, flowers and fullness of early spring itself.
I saw a few crocus last week, and a couple of daffodils peeking out. I swear they came out so quickly, and then Voila! all the other daffodils are blooming at once. Bear with me… I have to share them as the days go by. After all, we waited all winter for them! :)
We even enjoyed a brief picnic dinner by the pond before the rain last week. It felt so strange to be relaxing outside in a light shirt after the cold days of winter. The yellow lab is always your buddy where food is concerned, and hope springs eternal!
The pond is warming up nicely too. I’ve seen a few more minnows and fish rising. Today we even saw the koi, but I’ll save that for another day.
Of course the yellow lab decided to roll around in the grass while wandering near the pond… the same grassy area that had been burned by my inadvertent fire. He seemed to enjoy that smokey burnt aroma! And he wasn’t quite so yellow after that…
A quick retrieve in the pond cleaned things up nicely. He brings so much energy and joy to my daily experience. I’m working really hard to enjoy life half as much as my dog does!