It has been a long, cold, snowy winter but spring is here. Last weekend we turned the clocks ahead and now we have sunlight later in the afternoon. The green flower shoots are beginning to poke their leaves through the soil and the buds on the flowering trees are growing larger. If we do have snow, it will not last very long.

Spring daffodils

Spring daffodils

Soon the days will be warmer and we will be able to get out into the gardens to begin the spring clean-up. We had a pleasant autumn season and were able to accomplish a great deal of clean-up at that time, however, it is amazing how much there is still to do. During the winter we have a heated bird bath that is located just outside the dining room windows. There is quite a variety of birds and squirrels that visit during the day. Our guests enjoy watching their activities and antics while enjoying breakfast. Soon the heating pad will be put into storage and we will be able to start floating flowers in the bath. I do not know if the birds appreciate the flowers but I do know that they like the fresh cool water each morning.

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