Winter to Spring: A 12 Hour Transformation

As I opened the garage door yesterday morning, I was greeted by this view…

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Yes, I know, it is beautiful!  But, it is not January, February or even March!  It is April and this garden fairy needs sunshine, blue sky and blooms!  After hugging the kiddos and sending them off to school, I quickly closed the garage door, hoping I was having a weather nightmare.  As I entered the dining room, this was my next view…

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Yes, I know, it looks like a Winter wonderland.  I also agree that it is truly magical.  But, I need tulips and daffodils and ladybugs!  Since I decided that I must be sleep walking, I did exactly what a good garden fairy should…  I pulled out my super hero garden cape, strapped on my personal flame thrower and in about 12 hours…

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My problem was solved!  Looks I can pull out the plow sticks along the driveway!

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And, the pool will be open in just a few weeks!  Pool party! Who’s coming?!

Now it is time to celebrate!

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself….Just Be You…

♥Roda

 

 

 

 

 

Your Chickens are Trying to Kill Me!

Wifey seems to be having a bit of an issue with the ladies.  I don’t understand what the problem is?  The girls are sweet as can be to me. They say “good morning” and even move over, just a bit, so I can easily collect their eggs.  Yet, Wifey tells a bit of a different tale.  I think it is time for a little Wifey interview, to shed some light on the chicken situation…

Me:Ok, now what is the problem with the girls?

Wifey: They are trying to kill me!

Me:Don’t you think you are overreacting just a bit?  They are sweet ladies, and I really don’t think they are trying to hurt you.

Wifey:You were not out there!

Me:Ok, I agree.  I did not collect eggs today.  Why don’t you tell me what happened and what you did to upset the ladies.

Wifey: I did not do a thing to upset the ladies!  That white one, with the dot on her head, tried to kill me!

Me: Do you mean my sweet Angel?  The polish/silkie cross?

Wifey: That chicken is a mutt!  And, it behaves like a pterodactyl…no a raptor!

Me: Angel has always been sweet and gentle with me.  Are you sure we are talking about the same chicken?

Wifey: I knew you would not believe me, so I have surveillance footage for proof!  I nearly lost a finger because of that bird!

Me: Ok, let’s see it…

Wifey:See!  I told you! I am so done with that chicken!

Me: I am sorry, but I have to side with Angel.  She was obviously frightened.  You did not even say hello to her, you just reached down, with your scary farm glove and tried to steal her potential babies!  I would attack you, too!

Wifey:Of course you would side with a chicken!  (Insert eye roll)  That chicken and her brood are all yours tomorrow.  I am so done!  And by the way, Mama tried to kill me, too!

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“Mama” – Partridge Rock

After this conversation, I decided to walk out to Angel’s coop and check in on her.  I immediately said “hello” and scooped her up.  She glanced at me, with those beautiful eyes  and gave her usual friendly chirp!  Look at that face!  Does that look like the face of a killer?

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Sweet Angel

Watch for an update, coming soon, about Wifey and the so-called “killer chickens”.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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A Plethora of Poppies

I could use the term  Prolific  to describe the snow that keeps falling from the sky…in April… in Michigan.  But, I am sure my family and friends are becoming tired of my whining and ranting about Mother Nature and her feisty sense of humor.  A thought… maybe Jack Frost kidnapped Mother Nature and is holding her hostage, while his snow machine just keeps on churning!.  In any case, I am determined to not let the weather get the best of my sunny self!

Being the visual person that I am, I have decided that this photo is what I will think about until the weather improves.  This is my happy place!  Green…so much green.  And, look at those outstanding blooms!   When I feel the grumpies coming on, I will close my eyes and imagine myself under this tree, with the sun shining brightly, being surrounded by poppies.  If I am lucky, the Tin Man and Toto might even join me!

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” ~Wizard of Oz

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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