Spring is finally showing itself in New Hampshire.
For some reason, it feels like this has been the longest winter on record. Thankfully, New Hampshire gets a fair amount of sunshine all winter long. Just when you think you can’t stand another snowflake, the sun peeks out and blue skies are visible enabling you to endure just one more crazy New England storm.
Today we’re promised sunny skies and 60 degrees. I’ll be sure to take a break and soak up some of that sun.
We’ve been very busy packing, getting things ready, and trying to prepare for a future that still has quite a few unanswered questions. I like to be in the know, have a plan, have all the details locked up tight. If you need something organized, I’m your gal! This is turning out to be a very big lesson in faith, patience, and letting go.
To de-stress, we’ve been squeezing in some beach time with the dogs before the leash laws begin, watching movies in the evening together, reading, taking walks, and trying to keep our minds occupied on anything other than the “what, how, when” scenarios us humans are so fond of torturing ourselves with.
I also love to take breaks throughout the day and see who’s visiting in the backyard.
I’ve been trying to get a photo of our female Cardinal for a year. She must be feeling brave!
They’re very skittish. She usually chooses to eat at the back of the feeder and peeks around at me. And if I move even a fraction of an inch, she makes a quick escape.
We will certainly miss the quiet of the country and all of our furry and feathered friends. And the lightning bugs! I’m so happy I was finally able to see them. There are certain things we won’t miss though. The summer humidity brings a lot of bugs. And I mean a lot. Like the jungle. Mosquitoes, black flies, spiders, and all kinds of flying things I didn’t even know were in existence prior to moving to New Hampshire.
And then the ticks. Unbelievable quantities.
We visited our favorite Sugar House last weekend. Once you’ve had pure New Hampshire Maple Syrup…there’s no going back to store bought. So we stocked up. Ten jugs of Grade A Medium maple syrup for pancakes and waffles, and 3 bottles of Grade A Dark for baking.
You can go here to see our first visit to a local Sugar House last spring. It was so much fun!
I hope the beginning of spring is treating you well!
There’s a Mourning Dove nestled in there. I wondered why he chose to take a nap out in the rain.
So much for the “squirrel proof” feeder.
The Red Tail Squirrels are very creative. The Gray Squirrels are curious and act like they’d like to come into the house for a look-see.
They also like to tease the dogs. And although the dogs have never caught one, it doesn’t stop them from plotting.
Well, it’s getting to be that time when the house starts to stir and things begin to get busy. Until next time, have a lovely rest of your week and a relaxing weekend!