204: Running out of wordsPosted: April 15, 2011
It’s pretty amazing how quickly and efficiently life reasserts itself when it’s time for it to do so in the spring. Plants and trees that barely had buds on them yesterday have leaves and in some cases, flowers today.
I have been working with words a lot lately. I’m getting tired of spending so much time with them. I wouldn’t mind a wordless day or two, to be honest. With that thought in mind, I decided to spend most of the day outside. There’s no one out there to talk to me except the birds, and they’re mostly singing. Even better, there’s nothing for me to read. Nothing that I have to read. Yay!
I’ve been out in the garden most of the time. Rain is headed this way late tonight, and will be sticking around for a while. Indoor work — especially work involving words — can wait for the rainy days.
Today’s mileage is pretty good. 5.6 miles. Add to that all the back and forth between the shed, the barn, the house, and the garden (I’m always forgetting stuff!), and I’m probably over 6 miles by now. The weeding time ought to count as mileage too. It’s hard work.
Turtle Beach is open. What is turtle beach? It’s the side of the pond that gets the most sunlight throughout the day. There were five turtles that I could see, one of which is a snapper. He must be an old grandfather snapper as he’s a pretty good size. I could not identify the smaller turtles. They won’t let me get close enough. Even with binoculars it’s difficult to tell. It would be wonderful if I could zoom in on them with the camera, but my zoom is not that good.
The daffodils seem to be at their peak now. I don’t imagine they’ll last much longer. It’s almost time for the tulips to take over for a little while.
Well, I’m plumb out of words for now. I’ll leave you with today’s view of the pond:
Have a great weekend!