|Busted! The neighborhood squirrel tries to steal bird seed|
|The New Boy in Town - Mr. Deere2. (Borrowed from my landlord). Don't you think he's hot?|
|Spring Flowers - but do you see what I see?|
|A resident! Itty bitty frog|
|Discovery of the week: out the front gate - a few hidden gems that escaped my landlord's over zealous sprayer|
|See? Little lovely pansies.|
|I've been nursing them with water since I discovered them|
|Flowering willow trees. Every time the wind comes through, the yard is littered with broken branches|
|My resident snake (spotted twice) has shed some skin|
|The lilacs are starting to bloom!|
|Peonies.. Heads are out... It's a slow process here in Eastern Oregon|
I love finding little signs of Spring! Our winters are very long. Very.very.very long, and we are now entering the best time of the year to live where we do.
I have lived in my new house for about 7 months. I feel you have to give a new home a year, to really get to know it's pros and cons. Like, how much it costs to heat it, or how well it cools on hot days, and which windows are the best to position your bed under so you can enjoy the sunrise, or a cool breeze.
The beauty of a new yard is finding hidden treasures as the seasons change. Each week is a new surprise. Our May weather is typically unpredictable. 80 degrees for two days, then we plummet down into the low 30's, and rise to mid 50, and go back to 80 again a few days later.
So, when out and about, and I find little treasures like the ones above, I have my own little happy clap of excitement, and a cozy feeling about this little home.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I am going to head out for a morning walk, and discover the neighborhood. Another one of my favorite things to do!