Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Well, That Was Different

It was a simply glorious morning.  Blue, blue skies, big puffy white clouds sailing over the hills, bright sunshine on green, green grass.  One of those "all's right with the world" days.  The girls behaved beautifully.  Two new (recognizable) faces appeared in the mouse colony, Pixie and Pinky.  Most of the little creatures' ears could be models for Mickey Mouse, round.  Pixie has pointed ears.  I thought at first I might be seeing them from an odd angle, but no, her ears have a decided point.  Hmmm.  Pinky is another anomaly, with pale fur and rosy ears and nose.  She's not an albino, but definitely different from the rest.  I was surprised to see Persistent Percy show up in the milking room, making a raid on the mice's feed.  It's been a long while since he's shown up.

After days of downpour, I agreed with Bess that it was a morning to sit on the deck in the sun after chores.  After months of bare branches on the oaks, it was almost strange to see a shadow on the ground under the oak in full leaf, certainly a sign of changing seasons.  It was not so pleasant to see the trees full of pollen fronds.

The supply of cat food was dangerously low and I needed to round out the supplies for Easter dinner, so a trip to the "local" grocery store was in order.  While getting ready to leave, the skies turned grey and suddenly rain and then hail! started falling.  The spring vagaries of weather are amazing.  Nothing for it but to go to the store anyhow.  It was a good reminder that I need to get new windshield wipers the next time I go to town.  It rained hard all the way to Pleasant Valley.  Shopping for just a few items did not take long, and when I walked out of the store, it was into blindingly bright sunshine again.  Go figure.

With the overcast skies of this past week gone, a full moon rose last night.  Sure could have used that celestial night light when the power went out.

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn Williams said...

Let's hope that the blue, blue skies and puffy clouds stick around for a while!! And it sounds like you might have Easter Dinner on Easter??? Hope it means a full house and family fun.