Welcome everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful day. Here it is a beautiful spring day. It’s mainly sunny, some clouds around too, but it is warm. There is a freshness in the air that says ‘spring’. The snow has gone. The leaf buds on the trees are really getting swollen now giving a rather fuzzy look to some of the trees, especially the aspens and maples. The ground is drying nicely in the sun. The grass is beginning to turn that nice emerald green. Insects are flying around, including bees, butterflies and oddly I even saw a dragonfly a few minutes ago while I was sitting on the deck.
I love spring. New life sprouting all over. The daylilies have begun to grow. So have many other plants. Daisies, daffodils, iris, not blooming yet, but they are growing. Wild strawberries are growing also and will soon be in bloom. The violas and forget-me-nots are growing nicely and their bright flowers will soon be filling the area back here.
Dandelions have begun to bloom. Not exactly an exotic flower, but it is nice to see their bright yellow flowers after such a long bitter winter. They do tend to become a pest for peoples lawns. Not sure why though. They are actually amazing plants. The entire plant can be eaten. They are easy to grow. They make a good coffee substitute. Leaves are healthier than lettuce and taste good too. The flowers can really brighten a spring or summer salad.
There certainly isn’t much bird activity today though. Quite surprising. There was a phoebe out here this morning, but it was too early to get a picture, just not enough light. And their color makes them blend in nicely with the background. So brighter light is needed. Or getting up nice and close, which isn’t easy. It is definitely more of a challenge this year to get pictures. But it will get a bit easier as more birds arrive.
Some of you will remember that last summer someone threatened to shoot me. Why? Just because he wanted to. A prank? Perhaps. The police figured it was just a prank. And I’m still here. I didn’t know the man. But he knew things about me. Things that someone shouldn’t know, unless they were around here at some time. Before that happened I got a lot of strange phone calls. Odd times of the day. It’s happening again.
Now, this apartment is not well known. It looks like part of the main house. But it is completely separate. Even people that have lived in the area for 20 years didn’t know there was an apartment here. So how do others know? And how do they know what I have inside. In places that cannot be seen from the outside. It gives me an uneasy feeling sometimes. I admit, I don’t like that kind of feeling. I’m out for a walk. Someone stops me on the street. I have never seen this person before. He proceeds to tell me things about my apartment that no one should know about. But he did. I just laughed and kept on going.
The police have his description, but know nothing about him. This is an odd neighborhood. I would rather put up with all these dangerous animals. Like the squirrels and chipmunks. Oh well. I really think I would like to move. Actually, what I need is a vacation. Get away for a while. Relax. Get rid of some of this stress. One of these days. A nice warm place. Palm trees. Ocean view. That’s what I call a vacation destination.
Well everyone, I guess another day is done. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit to Steve’s Country. I hope your visit was enjoyable, keep looking ahead and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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