When I looked out my window on Monday morning, the crabapple tree in which Thor's new friend, the woodpecker (thanks to all who identified him definitively for me), had been perched looked like this:
The weeping cherry tree which has been here as long as we've owned this house, and many years prior to that (perhaps since 1929) bloomed last week and is now fading.
For about 17 years, we had overgrown juniper bushes hiding the chimney end of the house. Three years ago, I had Jeffrey and Dan take a chain saw to them. We replaced them with a plum tree and a pair of weeping cherries (one two years after the other). Aren't the contrasting leaf colors wonderful?
And, in a sure sign of spring, the lawn service arrived yesterday for the first mowing of the season. No, my dearly beloved doesn't mow our lawn himself. It takes 3 guys with some serious equipment about 3-1/2 hours to do the whole place. With a regular lawn tractor, this would be a sentence to spend the whole stinkin' weekend mowing, and a redhead can't take that kind of sun.
And, while it's not terribly warm yet, Thor would like to remind everyone that summer's coming, and everyone should practice enjoying the sunshine and warm weather!