Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Keeping It Real

After months of short days, cold and grey skies, and silence...
I finally had a morning, yesterday, that brought me the promise of spring.
I had to close my eyes to ignore the ice and snow and monochromatic theme of the world,
as well as ignore the icy wind that was ruddying my cheeks and making my nose run.


There it was... with all of those wintery distractions ignored...
the sound of birdsong.
For months, now, all we have heard was the occasional chirp or the distant
cackle of a crow.
Yesterday, however, there was a chorus of birdsong...
a most welcomed sound!


It was, of course, quickly overtaken by the screeching of guinea fowl.
There's nothing like a group of boisterous guineas to shatter the peace of the morning,
or drown out the sweet notes of distant birdsong!


Still... you've got to love these comical birdbrains.
I cannot imagine life without guineas.


Spring cannot come early enough this year.
I'm sure the animals feel this on some level.


They do their best to navigate the snowy fields and search out the
impoverished snow-free patches.


With as much precipitation as we have received in the past year,
the warmth of the sun as the earth tracks closer to its face,
will quickly wake up dormant roots and vegetation will explode.


I predict a beautiful, lush, colorful spring.
Time will tell.


I've been giving a little thought about this blog and what I wish it to represent.
From time to time I show you projects that I am working on...
and I do this to hopefully inspire you to do the things you long to do.
There are bloggers and vloggers that I follow that inspire me to try new things...
and while I enjoy their inspiration and admire their gifts,
I also realize that they are all human.
And while we present our best selves to the internet world...
we are all the same at the core.
So, just to keep it real...
you need to see how I look every morning as I head out to do morning chores.
I would love for the world to envision me in flowing country dresses beneath
a long ruffled pinafore with flowers in my hair.
The truth, however is this...


And to make it even a bit more real...
I have dogs that eat horse poop!

9 comments:

colleen said...

Oh my you are real!!! and your dogs are too!! lol
How is your solar power working? What's new in going green and what is the biggest change you've had to make that maybe you struggle with?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I am so disillusioned now!

daisy gurl said...

You look great, no matter what! I find it hard to imagine you without muck boots on. Form over function, no?

Marsha said...

I am so over winter too!

Lynne said...

I can take your real . . .
My usual walk look . . .
Not the doggie poop real though . . . yuck!

Looks like you are back in shape with the computer.
I need to have an overhaul for all our devices!

Great post . . .
I loved the bird songs I heard the other morning . . .
Singing some hope, I think . . .

Patsy from Illinois said...

God bless ya'! You look like the rest of us. Ha.

Jody in Georgia said...

Well, you look like a cute, sensibly dressed farmer!

Missy George said...

LOL..Ruffled petticoats would be fun but not very practical..This winter has been very wet but not as cold as last year..Spring should be lush indeed..xxoo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

if i wasn't so photo phobic, i would post a pic of 'every morning me'! i am covered in flour and powdered sugar and that's on a good day. more than likely, there is a lot of chicken stock mixed in too! i always tell my family that if i ever get trapped in a bad snowstorm somewhere, i can just eat my clothes. the early morning birdsong is full on here. i am out very early and it's still dark and they drown out everything. this is willie's first spring and he doesn't really know what to make of it.

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