Casa La Strega
This isn’t my photo, but it gives you a glimpse of why I love spring.
We were driving home yesterday from errands. My husband stopped to ask some men what they were working on beside the road. (They were running water to a man’s shop at the top of a hill. ) My husband went on talking about the road work, but all of my senses were captivated by the rolling hills and valleys at this time of the year.
My spirits lifted as I was unable to count how many different shades of green I was seeing! It was like trying to count hummingbirds. :0) I stopped at a gazillion…
I felt totally filled by how beautiful the land is between the city of Greenwood and our home about 4 miles outside the square. This time of the year is a feast for the eyes and heart. Soon all will seem to be the same green, with the exception of the evergreens, but now it’s a smorgasbord of greens.
We have a woodpecker family in our back yard. We see them running up the power pole in the back, stopping to survey their domain when they get to the top. We’ve had a larger one and a smaller one around the deck in the past. Today when I was passing the window, I saw two large ones. I’m assuming it was the mother and the father, but I’m not sure. One stood on the top of the feeder and the other was on the end. You can see one of the woodpeckers here. I went to get my camera, but I only had one woodpecker when I came back.
I think these are beautiful.
Here you can see his nice long beak a bit better.
It was really foggy earlier this morning, but I tried to catch how beautiful the morning was so I could share it with you.
We got some rain overnight, and it’s supposed to be rainy this morning, but it’s just wet with really nice clouds between one ridge line and the next.
This view is really calming. It’s very quiet right now, and we can pretend it all belongs to us. As far as I’m concerned, if I can SEE it, I can claim it as ‘mine.’ :0)
These photos are all taken from our deck, facing in different directions.
I love the way the clouds form kind of a roll between the ridge lines – like a roll of cotton.
Mother Nature is being good to us today, putting on a really nice show.
Since I look much like a sheep right now, the picture above shows pretty much what getting my hair cut this afternoon will entail.
I don’t know why my hair had a growth spurt this time. I get my hair cut every 5 weeks. I have short hair expertly cut by my wonderful stylist, Michael Remillard at Tangles in Greenwood, so that it practically falls into place. I wash it every morning, put a bit of mousse on it, blow it dry. Many of my friends have remarked that I look ‘sassy,’ my goal in getting a new look when I started to lose weight.
This time I’ve gone from ‘sassy’ to ‘shaggy.’ and no amount of work makes it look the way it is supposed to. I hope that Michael can work his miracle on me and then help me figure out if I need to move my hair cuts to every 4 weeks or not.
Let the sheep shearing begin!