Finally, sunshine warms the face of our cooler mountainside terrain and the robins have come!
The presence of Spring can no longer be denied when birds trill morning, noon and night;
and mosquito's swarm in all the damp hollows.
Here at Marvel Hill we aim to entertain more birds than mosquito's. Perhaps especially
the mosquito-eating varieties of bird :-)
This week heralded the first heat of Summer. Spring and Summer seem to arrive hand in hand,
and they show up all at once here in North Idaho. As the green leafs out, flowers burst forth everywhere
and without much prior notice all my bugletts excavate their swim attire. Rainbows irrupt in the form
of gaudy beach towels and colorful clothing, and soon all vacant inches of the porch rail will be filled with
things needing to dry out.
Can it already be?
This weeks discovery: The porch.
I spotted this upon my rather slow rising this morning. My breakfast-maker served granola and yogurt in
the sunshine. "Soaking up the vitamin D" they say.
And then there is the new "wading pool". A sturdy new fixture that Daddy approves and which (apparently)
doesn't require aforementioned swim attire. in fact, I believe number 6 took a dip after breakfast while yet
What's life though, if not to live!
The porch has been a bright cheerful place for my coin collector to sort pennies lately.
I believe he found some good ones :-)
That Mr. Bryce... parking all his "Bikes" in a neat row - backed in, no less!
I see a lot more of this in my future. Girl talk while soaking up the vitamin D :-)
Our porch faces due South. It is a morning and evening porch. Not too desirable in the middle of
even a warm-ish day. The sun really beats down on this southern exposure at noon.
That's the time for deep shade - maybe under a ceder?
But for leaning over the rail at dusk to purvey the sloping backyard view, perhaps a refreshing glass in hand
and a friend for sharing it all with - perfecto!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times