After the rainPosted: April 27, 2012
It feels like the beginning of March rather than the end of April. The clouds cleared this morning, allowing the sun to make a big appearance, but the wind is gusty and there is a chill in the air. Much more like the end of winter than mid-spring.
A few of you may have seen the above photo already. It appeared at Blipfoto yesterday. I’ve been playing around with blipping, although I don’t think I’ll stick with it. It’s fun, and I think if I’d found that before I started blogging I might have done that instead. However, I’m sort of attached to blogging now, and really can’t afford the time involved in more sharing and social networking.
I went out for my walk early, but didn’t stay out long the first time around. I didn’t feel up to the wind and the cold. I can’t believe I’m going to say/write this but… I am ready for some warmer weather. Not hot weather, mind you. Just warmer.
I went out again around noon, and although it wasn’t too much warmer, I tolerated the cold and wind a little better. The scent of the air is so fresh and clean. It’s a good day to hang the laundry outside to dry.
By afternoon the dandelion seed heads were looking fluffy again, as if someone had come along to give them a blow dry and style.
I made it back to the woods on my second walk where I encountered some ducks in the creek. I’ve seen them before, but they fly off so quickly that I can’t catch them with the camera. I did manage to capture them today, although the shot isn’t particularly good.
The nice thing about being back in the woods it that the wind is not as bad. The trees are good windbreaks.
The light is so pretty back there, too. Someday, when I have lots of spare time, I’m going to sit back there for a while just to see who comes to visit. There are lots of animal tracks in the mud so I know the creek is a favorite watering spot.
There is not much else new here in the Bogs. We’re waiting for things to warm up enough to start planting our vegetables in the garden. The asparagus continues to grow like crazy, providing us with yummy side dishes with our dinner.
Thank you for visiting, and have a fantastic weekend! We’re grilling veggie burgers for dinner tonight. As soon as I finish here, I’m going up to the kitchen to make some potato salad. It’ll be too chilly to eat on the deck, but the porch (which is enclosed) will probably be warm enough, especially after the presence of the afternoon sunlight. If the wind dies down, it might be a good evening for a little stroll around the pond. Bring a coat and hat, though. Even without the wind, it’s still a bit brisk.