Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring is in the air

Greetings from the Forest

Last Friday spring officially arrived.  Just the anticipation of getting the garden ready made me giddy.  I started my seeds about 2 weeks ago and now I'm replanting and thinning my little plant cups.    My windowsill looks like a miniature garden.  Plus I'm growing celery.  My friend Ann sent me a link and I thought what the heck I'll try it.  Now I'm growing celery on the windowsill!!  Soon Ann will come over for a bloody mary with home grown celery.

My silly limes trees and the harvest!
Bloody Mary Celery

The animals have been out in full force.  Not a day goes by now that I don't see deer.  We went though a few weeks that they were hiding but now they're out and about.  Elk, turkey galore, deer and bunny are just the perfect sign that spring is really in the air.  Blue jays and robins are flitting around.
Turkey crossing

Well Hello
And then yesterday happened.  Snow!!  Yup the sky darkened, the wind blew and it snowed like crazy for about half the day.  I guess we got about 3-4 inches in our forest.  Of course today it is all melting, watering our precious trees, making our roads a slippery mess.  I do know that I shouldn't plant my garden outside until Memorial Day but boy that seems far away.  I wonder if we'll get more snow before then.

Beggin for ice cubes

Having lived in a place most of my life that didn't have change of seasons, I so appreciate when the cold and brown turns to bright green and warm.  The trees bud anew and the anticipation of growing a garden adds a special feeling to the air.  This year the garden will be protected from Mr. Bunny who will not be able to get in and munch.  The next time I blog be prepared to be wowed.  Ok, maybe not wowed but I'll be sharing photos of the garden and hopefully my little garden shed will be picture worthy by then.

In the meantime, happy spring from the forest!!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Quiet After It Snows


Those of you who have lived in places that it snows probably know exactly what I'm talking about when I say I love that time, in the morning for example, when you experience the silence of the snow.  I don't know why it seems so evident but it does and I love that feeling of peace and stillness.  I especially notice it when I get up in the morning and go to take the dogs outside, it's so very quiet, so crisp and the air so clean.  I think its a very special time.
Ahhhhh the quiet of a snowy morning

So I haven't updated this blog in quite some time.  It was a very busy two months.  Some good things happening and some not so good.  I won't say bad things happened because there are always worse things that could happen and I don't want to invite in any negative.  But life is good and busy and happy.

We have a new year with nothing but good things to look forward to with each day.  I for one am going to make the most of this new year and wish nothing but good, fun, positive and happy for all those that I know and love.

Although I was remiss in writing, I was taking pictures to share.....

While out exploring.
LaPlaza Hotel Restaurant in Walsenburg

No caption needed, right?

Remember the Elk Park house?  This is before -
And this is after.  Inside pictures in the next blog...
My yard

Cuchara Pass
While out looking at property I saw this guy.  
I25 one morning on my way to town

Sometimes you just have to be comfortable

The big bed was otherwise taken


Again, sometimes you just have to be comfortable

I hope that I've made up for not writing in a couple of months with all the fun photos! 

Thanks for reading...

Love and snowy stillness,