In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Spring Appears

 It's been a remarkable day today. A brisk, clear morning turned into a day with clear skies, a bright sun, and a temperature in the mid seventies. Azaleas are in bloom, trees are budding, and the pine pollen is thick on everything. What was a forest of bare trees is becoming a brilliant green. 

I spent a good part of the day with my herbicide. The edges were treated, the areas around the trees will soon be cleared, and the fences won't need the weeds trimmed. It's much easier than using the trimmer, and makes for a well manicured yard. 

The neighbors are all cutting their yards. We cut earlier in the week in anticipation of heavy rains that were forecast. Instead, we only received a wind shift, and few high clouds, and a strong wind from the north. What little water that's left from previous rain will soon be consumed by the foliage, and without more rain, the stress of drought will appear. 

Still the bird bath is empty, and the blackbirds are wanting their bath. It's time for me to go take care of the task of giving them some water.  


  1. I plowed 5" of wet heavy snow off of my driveway.
    After navigating around the huge fallen branches in the back yard on my way to the shed to start the generator.
    While large chunks of wet snow fell on me and the ground after they slid off the remaining tree branves.
    Other than that, a beautiful day.

    1. I think we had a day like your Summer. I can see where the season is so well liked in northern states. When that arrives down here, I'll be wishing for a day like today.

  2. Beautiful day here. Sixties, slight breeze, sun shining. Wonderful.

    1. It would be nice to have one of those days saved for use at a future date.