Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wrens, Radishes and Rhubarb

The wrens are back!  Not only are they back in the neighborhood, but they're setting up household in one of the houses we have out for them.  Yippee!

The radishes and onions are happily growing in our 'portable' garden.  Only a few minutes ago I took this picture, and it's obvious how the sun's brightness affected the picture.  Today's forecast is for up to 90 degrees.  This chickie does not fare well in hot weather, so in the house I shall stay. 

This morning I attended the last session as volunteer reader.  Both the student and I agreed that "Elsewhere" was a most intriguing book.  The program ends now with the termination of the school year and will resume again in the fall.

The sound of lawnmowers is penetrating its way through the closed doors.  Tis the season for that weekly  task to start.  Lawns are lush and look so pristine after being freshly groomed.  Our John Deere needed some kind of a kit, so yesterday we picked that up at the JD store.  I'm mechanically illiterate, so I don't know what the kit consists of.  All I know is that it was necessary for our lawn tractor to begin business.

The rhubarb is ready.  Another spring delicacy. 

There's good chance that we can expect late-afternoon thunderstorms with such a change in the temperature.  Seems whenever we get really hot temperatures in the spring, nasty clouds build up in the southwestern sky about 4:30 or 5 in the afternoon.  When we were kids on the farm, I remember the cows would run with their tails up in the air before a bad storm and then they'd huddle together under a tree. 

Lots of springtime wonders happening all around us.