We are spending our last day of self-quarantine that follows
our travels this year, by watching the snow cover our springtime yard. Keith has worked hard to get the yard all ready for springtime, I’d been looking forward to those warm sunny
days with flowers budding to get some new photos of our springtime but noooooo………
we are getting snow instead!!
|Snow covered patio|
The snow began as tiny dry floating flakes about 7:30am this
morning. Rain/snow had been forecast for
the area but that would normally mean snow on much higher elevations. I think the weatherman may be surprised by
this snow, too.
Whootie and Blowfish are inside all winter and come out once
the weather improves. The look on their
faces shows that it may have been too early!
Whootie calls out, “whoo whoooo’s idea was this?”
The wind has also been blowing so the snow is also on the
covered deck! Most of the cushions were
removed when this all began, some just have to ride it out! This is a great lunchtime spot when the
weather is nice……which is not in the forseeable future…. We are waiting!!
Bunny has been waiting for Easter to arrive to hide some
eggs for us. Not only do we have to
delay our egg hunt due to isolation times, but poor Bunny needs to go back into
hiding. “I ‘bun’ waiting for the eggs!”, cries Bunny.
During nicer weather, Wren normally nests in the wishing
well but due to unforseen circumstances, she didn’t get the nest made and now poor thing sits frozen to the ground! She’s calling
out “wren is this going to end?”. Sigh……….
wish I could tell her.
The pond pump is still working so has kept the water without
ice for those in need of drinks. We
often get visiting birds but today seems to have no traffic at all. The bistro set is ready for morning coffee
visits, the old bike has pots waiting for spring flowers and the bench is
waiting for passersby but on this April day it looks like we may have missed a couple of 2020 seasons,
spring and summer may never come.
|Ichabod and Shirley|
Ichabod and his wife Shirley hang out here all summer. I sure hope I got her name right, she is very shy as you can see, so she won’t confirm her name. I find it safe to just call her Mrs. Crane. I think she prefers that anyway. Ichabod is looking skyward trying to decide if they should take flight. I heard him whisper to her “surely, we don’t have to live like this” or was it “Shirley, we don’t have to live like this”?
|Penn and Gwen|
So then I come back inside and what do I see but Penn and
Gwen standing at the door waiting to get out!
They’ve seen Maggie do this a zillion times and it works for her, the
door opens. Penn and Gwen are looking
for their friends, the ‘penquins’. They
don’t realize there are no others in the neighborhood, in spite of this
weather and I sure don't want to be the one to tell them, it would break their hearts.
|Sully on arrival then snowy spring day|
Poor Sully was pretty upset that he was forgotten on the first publication of our yard family. He's been Sull-king for days so I thought best to fix that problem and eliminate family squabbles.
Now Maggie does know how to spend her winter days.
Get your business done before the snow comes
and relax and enjoy the rest of your day.
I guess this is the lesson we shall all have to abide by, Maggie’s
Relax and enjoy the rest of your
As you can tell, Keith and I have done well during our
self-quarantine time……. normal people……….all alone…… still sane and
healthy! LOL Do not worry about us, everyone out there is
in self-isolation, too, which we begin tomorrow.
So much more freedom…not….. but at least we know we won't go craaaazy if we can go out. Too late?? LOL
On a serious note, if we maintain the isolation time, we
will all be back to norm soon, we sure hope!
Stay healthy, well and safe everyone! Keep your distance from the CoVid-19,