Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day

It is, in Wisconsin, the most beautiful of all April days: plenty of sunshine, warm enough to keep to a light sweater (and not even that if you're working), crisp, green and wonderful.

I do not pause. Once I'm up, I stay up, crazily moving through the day until now -- suppertime -- when I feel I can finally give it a rest.

And so it's a photo day on Ocean! Few words. No time for words. No need for words! It's Earth Day, and I celebrate it by being outside all day long. Though not for breakfast. Too cool in the early morning hours. We eat in the sun room.

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Henny! Leave my flowers alone! Go scratch somewhere else! Oh, those cheepers!

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Morning: I'm with my daughter and granddaughter at the downtown farmers market. The vendors line the blocks around the Capitol. It takes more than half an hour to make your way around.

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When we're done, Snowdrop leaves her stroller for a romp on the Capitol grasses. Today, she is enthralled by the large trees.

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Hide and seek!

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I see that she would very much like to climb a tree. That wont work here, but at the farmette, low limbed trees abound!

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She is handed a free construction hat at a store on the Square. Snowdrop loves hats.

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And then I leave her to prodeed with her family weekend, while I turn my attention to my flower beds. There is a lot to do! (The cheepers are like loyal pups -- they follow me to whatever corner of the yard I'm in.)

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I work   ALL   DAY   LONG. Digging. Weeding. Planting. Pruning.


Pause to admire blooms on trees: they're everywhere now! Here's one of our young peach trees.

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Here's a cherry -- so delicately fragrant!

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(The cheepers follow.)

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And the daffodils continue to dance and swing and sway...

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I tell you, a gorgeous day. My muscles ache, my nails hands are caked in mud. A perfect day.