Today was one of those deceptive days, the kind where the air can cut you in tow even though the sun is shining brightly. I had planned some outside work but by the time it warmed up enough to get out there I was deep into eBay listings, another task I've been putting off. I'm good at finding and buying, not so good about sitting down and listing things. So I worked on it today but snuck outside here and there to get a taste of the day's crisp air.
I raked out some of the flowerbeds but I am a little leery about doing it so early as those old leaves provide some protection for tender sprouting things. But everything looked so taggy, as my mother would say, and the rake gave it a clean, ready-to-grow look.
I still have to get this long bed and a few others raked, but at least I've made a start.
The other day on our way home from storytelling we stopped at the riverfront in Point Pleasant to see how the river was doing. She was doing fine, way-y-y-y-y up! Most of the riverfront amphitheater area was under her finally thawed waters. So the ice is gone now, except for the morning frosts, and I wonder if we'll see more snow and ice before winter is officially over?
And there's been time for this:
burning up downed limbs and other twigs and branches in the firepit in the evenings. Yes, we're ready for spring.
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