I've not been getting much done, including visiting blogs or working around the house or ANYthing. Both Kevin and I came down with horrid headcolds/influenza late last week and although we're on the mend now, that is nasty stuff. I hope you all manage to avoid it.
My daughter sent me more pics of their new little one, Lucy, born last Saturday, so I'm putting some of these into a collage. The bottom right pic is of the whole little fam. The bottom left is of the older brother, at home with his other grandma, suffering through the separation from his mom - NOT. Happily, it looks like he's doing great. It's one of those things that's wonderful for mom and yet always a bit sad at the same time. The pic on the upper right of the collage was taken yesterday, Lucy taking a good look at her mom.
On another note,
Springtime has arrived in NW Wisconsin. Take a look at some of the lovely photos of our dirty snow, that I took yesterday. I never could figure out why my mom loved springtime. I always associate springtime with dirty snow, mud, and slush. Summer and Fall are the seasons for me, although I suppose that might be quite a bit different if I lived farther south.
Leftovers from the birdfeeder
Ice, dirty snow, seed shells
Ice, dirty snow, seed shells
The picnic table
This is an improvement
Ah! There's my poor little German Shepherd
which I forgot to take in last fall. He was covered in snow until yesterday!
(Don't send this photo to the ASPCA)
I have no excuse for this - I just happen to like that old sign
and placed it to the left of our back door.
BUT, a wonderful sign of spring:
My flowering crab apple tree was FULL of robins,
all busily eating away and singing their little birdie hearts out!
I can't wait until it's warm enough so that the windows can be open.
Then no one can sleep after 4:30 AM because of the loud LOUD chatter of the birds.
Now, THAT I truly love!!
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