Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Everybody's doing it so why can't I?

It seems that everywhere you turn in the blogosphere there are pictures of blossom, well not one to miss the band wagon and now that we have had the first day of spring, here are a couple of snaps from our back yard. The first is on the bank behind us, it's open land that leads up to a State Park, not possessing green fingers in fact I have to admit they are downright brown, I have no idea what the plant is but it is over every hillside at the moment giving everything a gold hue.

The second photo is off one of the many varmints to be found in our yard, he's actually standing on a regular sized brick so he's not quite as man eating as he seems, along with the gecko populous we have million or so rabbits, there are days when it's like living on the film set of Watership Down, and squirrels, but it's not too bad between the owls, coyotes and rattlesnakes, all of which have been in the yard at one time or another, the animal population is self regulating...such is the nature of things.

On a running note, I hopped on the treadmill for a 20 minutes session this morning, I was certainly not setting the world alight but it's a start, my knees took a mile of so to remember running but seemed ok after that, I hope to repeat it again tonight for another 3 miles or so.


  1. I'm noticing it too. The grass is actually turning green, and the trees are getting ready too!

    Really looking forward to getting out and taking advantage of ma nature soon, because she certainly took advantage of me a month or two ago.

  2. I am dying for more sun and warmth.
    Now when it is 95+ degrees in the summer, I will be complaining that we need more cooler days.

    I am happy that we will be averaging 60 degrees next week.

  3. Oooohhh you tease! Yeah, EVERYONE BUT me! :P I don't think we'll see any greenery around here til June :-X :-X

  4. woah! that beautiful hill is right behind your house?! perfect spot for some hill sprints - so handy!

    hope the ITB/knee keeps cooperating. they are stubborn little buggers.

  5. Wow, that photos is incredible - i wish my backward (either on property or otherwise) looked like that. Instead it looks like someone else's deck.


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