Spring decorationsPosted: April 9, 2012
The light near sunset yesterday was simply amazing. That’s why I gave in and posted the tulips on one of my days off from blogging. It really was too pretty not to share right away. I also took some photos of the trees at the back of the pond. The light created rainbow hues in spots.
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty full. M and I went to Holmes County on Saturday where we met a friend and went for a bike ride. Our friend is training for a long bike ride (from Columbus to Cincinnati) so she needed to put in a decent amount of mileage. 32 miles for her. M and I did a measly 13.3. That’s a personal best for me, and until I purchase some padded bike shorts, it’s pretty much my upper limit.
I took a few photos and will bring some to you later in the week. It’s supposed to cloud up and rain for a good portion of the week which is not particularly good weather for taking photos around the pond and Breezy Acres. That means it will be a good time to sort through Saturday’s images. I’ll also tell you more about Holmes County and our ride when I bring you the cycling adventure photos.
On Sunday we planted trees. That involved shoveling and hauling a lot of dirt. M dug the shallow holes in the ground. I shoveled dirt in and around the trees. The area where we planted the trees tends to be boggy so we needed to build up hills for them rather than put them down into deep holes.
We also put up a trellis for growing hops. M, who saves things for repurposing, put together two old, wooden ladders that he had been using to decorate the outside of the barn. They are too old and worn for people to be climbing around on them, but great for plants that want to grow upwards. It’s pretty cool. I’ll get a picture of it once the hops are planted.
We had beautiful weather on Saturday for our bike ride. Yesterday it stayed cloudy for a good portion of the day, with the occasional short rain shower. It was quite windy throughout the day and on into the night. It’s still quite windy today.
I took a long and lovely walk this morning, before the clouds began to move in.
The mallards were hanging out by one of the willow trees. In the woods I met up with this pair:
I think they are Red-Bellied Woodpeckers. I’ve heard them out in that part of the woods quite frequently. Today was the first time I’ve spotted them. They even let me take a few photos before they flew off.
The violets are blooming:
And the woods are becoming greener. I’m going to spend more time back there the next time we have nice weather. I’d like to sit for a while, meditate, and see who shows up. I can hear all kinds of birds, and there are plenty of animal tracks near the creek.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for joining me on my morning walk. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn… (msacblog.wordpress.com)