If you notice, there is a big dark cloud over half to the right of this photo. A dark cloud that is in competition for your eyes. It tries to make you not notice the beauty and light on the left or the other side. What did you notice first?
My Mom would often talk about a thing called ‘Spring Fever’ and about ‘Cabin Fever’. She would tell us stories about how people would go crazy during a long hard winter. Tales about how spring would save them and have them do the silliest and strangest of things once they were outside.
I believe today that a prolonged run of the same bad news reports and being bombarded over and over, every hour of every day, and everywhere you look, will drive a person just as crazy. I think we all need to get the crazy and silliness of Spring Fever back into our life. This is my own opinion. I do hope these photos will take you away for a few minutes.
I believe when Mom said 'Crazy' she meant HAPPY and FREE. There is plenty of time for reality in our lives.
Some of you may believe that my world revolves around the cows on our farm. I must tell you that they are just one of many creatures (friends) that we share this land with. The White-tailed Deer are acting like our ‘So happy it is spring’ cows. They have me mesmerized with their actions. All the photos I share will show you why I continue to watch them. They are very entertaining. They blend in very well and are hard to spot if you are not paying attention. I can sit in my kitchen and watch the craziness play out.
The spring-like weather has had everything around here going a bit crazy. Our resident Ground Hog has been out and about. The Cottontail Rabbits have been very busy behind the house and the barnyard. Never mind the squirrels of every description and their actions.
The Coyotes have parties most nights. They can get quite loud. They walk back and forth across the farm in search of those rodents who managed to make it through the winter.
The birds around here are in abundance. There are flocks of Robins that lived all winter in the bush. They now call our lawn home. The Bluebirds and Doves and Blue Jays and Hawks have parties during the day. The Canada Geese fill the sky so much I am careful that I do not lookup. There is an orchestra of birds of every music genre outside our windows to wake up to.
My husband (my Hero) noticed a huge skunk the other day. It was so huge he thought it was two of them. There are deep dug holes all over our lawn. The Skunks have always rid our lawn of those pesky grubs which ruin other people's lawns. If they don’t bother us, we will not bother them. I am pretty sure we will make a lot of noise before we exit the house in the dark, though.
Life is wonderful. No need to worry about what is going on in the world every second of every day. I know it is important to stay informed.
To saturate your mind and soul with the negative is never a good thing. Honestly, I believe that if you get outside and give yourself permission to notice the little things in your back yard it will help. Take care, everyone.