The fruits of my labor – Here is a picture of my freshly painted front door. The brass door knocker wasn’t installed yet but it’s on now. It’s the third house I’ve had with a red door. I also had a teal door on one house and I loved that too. I avoid white like the plague!
Finally! – This past week I got out to explore the neighborhood. I didn’t go far as I didn’t have a lot of time. The streets are narrower than my previous neighborhood making walking a little more dangerous. I also lived on a cul-de-sac so the traffic was almost non-existent. There are no sidewalks so you have to be careful. However the bursting glory of spring more than made up for it.
Hugs! – I got my first official hug yesterday from a friend. We have all been vaccinated and the feel of soft cuddly flesh was delightful (and I’m not even a touchy-feely person!). Deprived of something long enough and you will miss it.
There’s something about spring – It’s been a tough winter. Moving, snowstorms, bizarre weather patterns all made it less than ideal. Just when I thought I had made the wrong decision, spring burst forth with a beauty all her own. I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who take gardening seriously and their yards are a joy. My only disappointment is that the birds aren’t as excited about my offerings here. They like the suet cakes best. I have two sunflower feeders. One the squirrels empty with regularity but the other, which is truly squirrel proof, rarely gets used. I’m surrounded by a lot of wooded areas so maybe the food is so plentiful they don’t need my meager offerings.
But speaking about birds – I have seen some different varieties here. I’m not even sure what they are. Multiple species of woodpeckers who LOVE my suet and many speckled birds. At my old house I had mostly cardinals and finches. I will have to pull out my bird book and look up what I’m seeing.
So how was your week?