Saturday, March 7, 2009

Almost Spring

The geese that have flown over our home several times a day as they took off and landed in the small lake only a block from our house have now returned to their homes in the north. I noticed about a week or so I no longer heard their fly-overs. Their presence is one of the few things I enjoy about the winter months. They are very low as they fly in and the noise can be unbelievable! My youngest daughter and I love to go out and watch as they fly over us, then in a cyclone patten, glide down into the water.

Another sign of spring is the bulbs are poking through the ground. The crocuses bloomed last week! Sadly the blooms didn't last long. They were too tempting for the youngest one who, in a moment of generosity, picked them for me. We do still have daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths to enjoy.

Finally, I noticed our heating bill has dropped significantly. I've even been able to open the windows for some fresh air a few days the past week. There have been many warm days, but warm spring days in the Texas panhandle usually are accompanied by strong winds.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I had this really great idea for a blog, but it has been way too long since I'd even signed on, and of course I had to catch up on what everyone else has been writing about, and's an hour later, and I've totally forgetten what was so interesting.