Spring…I will believe it when I see it.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring.  Spring will bloom supposedly on Thursday and usher out winter. I will believe it when I see it.

Last spring we had a surprise spring snow storm. Almost a foot of snow fell. My tall bushes, (their name escapes me at the moment) were bent over touching the ground. Same goes for a nine foot soft pine, my son Kyle’s tree. They survived. This past winter those same items were once again bent and touching the ground. The bushes will require some extreme pruning, while the pine I’m afraid will be cut down…its needles are brown. Maybe the roots this spring will push up a new sprout to replace it. I don’t know. Sad to see it go.

The old furnace also found this winter rough and coughed and hacked its way through it. The vehicles we rely on also crossed the finish line with some worry. My wife and sons also made it through; although I’m sure we are all ready for some time outside. Cabin Fever is a bitch.

I look forward to finishing up an outdoor project I started last spring. I began cleaning up the yard of loose debris from bygone winters and years of past neglect. I did manage last year to make a mess of things. Hopefully, I can have it all cleaned up by this fall and enjoy a Bar-b-Q or two.

Pepper, our Basenji, is already biting at the leash and wanting to explore the world again. I look forward to those walks down Elm Point and around the ballpark.

Ah, just the thought of warm weather makes me antsy…that is if it ever gets here.   

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