Is it Spring yet?

I’m somewhat obsessed about Spring in Michigan. I grew up somewhat further south, where daffodils bloom in March and Tulips bloom in April.  Here, the daffodils bloom in April, and I have no tulips because the critters eat them all. It is now the end of February, the snow has melted, we have had warm days of rain, and flooding has occurred. We are expecting … Continue reading Is it Spring yet?

It’s just one thing after …

This week – Wow! and it’s just Wednesday. Last Friday, a deer hit my husband’s truck. He came back home and honked. I charged out the door barefoot – it was 7 degrees after all – to his side of the vehicle. The front driver’s fender was bent, preventing him from opening the door. He squeezed out, but the door only opened about 6 or … Continue reading It’s just one thing after …

Remodeling a Bathroom

I am finally having my 1960s/1990s bathroom remodeled. It was originally built in the 60’s. In the early 90s, I had a new floor, toilet, and paint put in. The vanity and tub were original, including the laminate top and the tile surround for the tub. We are working through Lowes, so they ship all the supplies here to the house. They are stored in … Continue reading Remodeling a Bathroom

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

A week ago, a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks showed up. The male with the sharply contrasting black and white back and the glowing red bib on his breast is a lovely addition to the feeder. The female is tan & dun striped on back with small brown flecks on her breast. They are members of the finch family, and carry the large beak of the … Continue reading Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Walking in the Woods

It has gotten very warm – up in the 60’s, which is unusual in early March – so I took a walk in the woods. I spent some time throwing snowballs in the creek – the creek was very full (not overflowing) from snowmelt. The ground is still frozen, so all the water runs away – filling the Great Lakes. The snow melting makes such interesting … Continue reading Walking in the Woods