A Very Long Day!

I was up  by 5:30 this morning. As I listened through my open bedroom window, I kept hearing rustling leaves…I looked out, and there were 5 deer eating grass in the woods! I couldn’t photograph all 5 as they kept moving about.

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I didn’t want to bother the deer, so I fiddled about in the bedroom for a while, picking up and putting things away. I didn’t want the Scotties to shoo the deer away so I waited until they were gone to take the boys out..Of course, Angus had his nose in the air, sniffing and proclaiming someone had been visiting his kingdom!

I can’t get over how much the scenery has transformed in the past few days. Less than a week ago, there was no sign of greenery, other than the moss found here and there in the woods.

Now….

the hill is greening behind the house….

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May apples are sprouting up (must have happened overnight!)…

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Ferns are springing up….

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And the peonies are up to my knees!….

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My little garden next to the house is growing like wildfire!

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The kids went to a birthday party late this afternoon. Before they went, we had to take a short trip to the mall, where the tulips are GORGEOUS!

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And the bright little faces of the pansies just make one smile!

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Mark and I wandered around the little city where the party took place. It is in a very beautiful area and we spent our time feeling like tourists!

Ben stayed overnight as the party was a “boy’s” party. Michelle and another girl stayed until 9:30. We arrived home at nearly 11 pm and Michelle immediately went to bed.  What a full day, but it was  very pleasant!