Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring is Arriving

A drive to the country this morning to view progress of future country home. Yeah!!! it is progressing at a good speed. Electrician, plumber, heat and air workers were all on working. Cabinet man arrived and my kitchen cabinets, pantry and bathroom cabinets were laid out.
The best contractor I know of is always on site.
I commented that since this property is North of where I presently live that the trees are slow showing their leaves. He pointed out the Red bud trees that were beginning to be evident.
The picture is one that is at the side of the house. Warmed my heart to see this tree in many places in the woods. Also the woods are full of May apples. They are coming up everywhere.
Websters Dictionary says it is a woodland herb with edible fruit. Also another site shares of its medicinal uses. Seemed the Indians used it a lot.
Well - Do not know if One Woman will be eating it or making jelly like another site shared you could do.
A small beagle lives on the adjoining property. He seems to have taken up residency in my home. Funny watching how he comes in on the gangplank. He follows me through the woods and I had to share my lunch with him.
Driving home down the country road the wheat fields are a beautiful shade of green. Almost blinding to look at without my sun glasses. The fields are covered with baby calves next to their mothers.
Enough said - I know there must be more then the beginning flowering trees and May apples.
I will see how many Dogwood trees I can spot in the next few weeks.
On a sad note - a dear friend who is one of the twins who are so special to me - lost her husband yesterday. She was not home for a short time and found him on returning. A heart attack.
This is the third special person I have lost since the beginning of the year.

An entry from One Woman on a beautiful sunny afternoon.


Tabor said...

Yes, it is a lovely beginning. We have no redbuds here and the few wild dogwoods struggle to survive in this climax forest. A storm took two and the deer fence took another! Will have to save my money and plant a few! Your contractors look like very nice guys!

Judy said...

So sorry about your friend's husband. I am so happy that spring is here and everything is starting to bloom. We have a lot of redbuds and dogwoods in Kentucky that bloom this time of the year and they are just beautiful. I know you are going to just love your new home and surroundings. I loved that e-mail about southern women, too!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor and Judy thank you for the comments. Yes, it looks like Spring in on the way. Tomorrow showers and a visit to funeral home.

Balisha said...

I love red bud trees.I planted a tiny one a couple of years ago. I'm sorry for your friend's loss. It must have been to hard to find him like that.
Glad your weather is improving...we may have some more snow showers this week. Send me some Spring please.

Sarah Lulu said...

How wonderful your new home is going to be.

I'm sending love and light to you and your friend for the sad loss.

kenju said...

I'm sorry for your loss. The older we get, the more that happens.

Lucky you, to have red-buds in your new woods. They are my favorite!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, I love the Redbud tree also. Fields around my new home are filled with them. Sara Lu, thanks for the sentiment and Kenju
how right you are. I commented to my children that I may not have any friends in the future but young ones. All friends welcome. But miss the older ones I have had for years.