away for the weekend: April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

thankful thursday

Hey - it's a beautiful day, let's take the kayaks out!
Or - maybe not...

While the thermometer may read 80 degrees
- the pond reads FROZEN

 - as in solid...
 - winter hangs tough in Vermont...

Yeah - well...
We did manage to enjoy the day with a hike on one of our favorite trails
- and a beautiful vista
which on this Easter afternoon felt like worshiping in the church of nature
For this day, I am very thankful

- So, I'm pretty sure the pond will thaw - eventually
- and we will be ready

Are you as excited as I am to get this summer-thing underway?

I'm joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday

Thursday, April 13, 2017

photo challenge #17 - bicycle(s)

Before the grass turns green, or flowers bloom -
a sure sign of spring in my area -
 bicycles at the train station!

We are having our first stretch of spring-like weather, here in New England
And to think that when I first heard the weather forecast
- I grumbled - yep grumbled...
What am I going to wear? and where are my spring clothes, anyway?
Do I even have any spring clothes?
Yeah - I must - I'm pretty sure I wore clothes last spring...
Ummmmmm - yeah...
will someone please just kick me?!?!

Anyway - all joking aside
I am very thankful for this first sign of spring
- the beautiful weather
- sunshine
- bicycles
- and the hope for summer ahead

How is spring shaping up in your neck of the woods?
Are you feeling that little added spring in your step?
(hmmm - is that where the term "spring" comes from...?)

Thanks for dropping in!