Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This morning I had my coffee in my favorite cozy chair near the front window and surveyed spring. The bird feeder in the maple tree has become a favorite gathering spot for a variety of birds, squirrels and chipmunks. My husband says they eat too much and threatens never to refill the feeder again but he always does. There are beautiful buds on the maple tree as well as on the lilac bush and white birches. I watch them impatiently each day waiting for those first leaves to appear. The barn cat who lives on the farm across the road has made his springtime journey across the field and I smile as I watch the little bundle of blonde fur run, stop, look around and then run again. The sound of raking means that my husband is beginning on his seasonal obsession...the grass. The plastic coverings are coming off the windows today so when those warm temperatures return, the fresh air can fill the house and chase the stale winter out. Spring is here at my house.
It may not be totally spring in the UP yet but there is always hope it will come soon to stay.
Posted by Ellen Fassbender