I love the sunshine! It is almost like I’m a solar-powered battery when spring exchanges cloudy days for blue sky and golden beams.
My energy led me outside to view the damage from winter’s wrath (and yes, there’s more to come). Our beautiful blue spruce died over the fall and winter, so I’ll cut it down over the next month. I’m going to leave the trunk high enough to hold a tabletop and use it as a picnic area or just an outside spot to share ice tea and cookies with company. I’m thankful to have so much room outside.
|Yikes, there's a lot to do this spring!|
I took this picture of a raven quite upset about his spring and summer home no longer offering shelter and shade. The sheen of his feathers shows even in the picture. Did you know ravens live to be 30 years old? I thought perhaps he was a descendant of the huge birds that have hung around at least the 15 years we’ve been here. Perhaps he’s one of the original tenants of that tree.
He is thankful because he spotted another large tree with leaves sprouting out towards the back of the property. Ravens aren’t very social, so this will give him a place close enough to find food and water while minimizing his contact with people and other animals.
The first step is to get rid of the weeds and start my garden. Setting aside an hour a day during the cool of the morning is a schedule that works for me. I have several large trash cans to put weeds and wrecked items into.
Do you have any special bird or animal that returns to your property or neighborhood?