Mother Nature woke up last Friday and appears to have banished Grandfather Frosty!
We are enjoying sunny days. It may go up to seventy today! We are so ready for this. The ground is still pretty solid so no real digging yet, but a lot of raking is in order.
The crocuses bloomed on Friday, but yesterday, on my birthday, one daffodil bloomed. I feel like I was given a most special gift
The fish are up from the bottom and swimming around. They come over to where we are standing, expecting to be fed. We did lose five fish this year. We think it was a combination of old age and the ice and snow being too thick so that no light or oxygen got through. We still have about two dozen plus some babies. I swear they have all grown, although I don't see how they could. We're going to but in a small heat ring next winter to keep a small area open.
We will keep the net on until the trees leaf out a bit. We took it off too early last year and almost became a feeding area for hawks and animals!
Lastly, this is the mug I bought at the NCECA Cup Sale. I know nothing about the maker, but I think the yellow is a cheerful color. It's also pleasant to drink from!
Here's to a sunny week, with perhaps a little rain!
As always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*