Frost is the price we pay for a clear, starry night. But the clear sky this morning means quickly rising temperatures, so I guess we'll pay.
The frost emphasizes the hillocks forming all over the yard. The old John Deere garden tractor finally shipped off to a new home, where a mechanically inclined mind might just eke out a few more years use. After weeks of checking in with the local store, I've discovered that they are not getting a shipment this spring, but instead they need to make a special request that a model be brought in for me to review -- why didn't we have that discussion weeks ago? In any event, I'm hoping to be able to smooth out the hillocks soon.
Near the barn the grass was barely frosted. More a function of the direction of the breeze than the temperature differential, I think. Makes a pretty green pool on the lawn.
If only Ulani had lifted her head here, it would have made a gorgeous photo. Sadly, her attention remained with whatever scent she'd caught in the grass, so this was the best we could do.
Here's hoping that the sunshine and warmer air will dry out this past week's flooding quickly, so we can get into the garden!
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -- Thoreau
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. -- Colette
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. -- Rilke
As innocent as a new-laid egg. -- W. S. Gilbert
Raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens. --Anonymous, but my mother gave it to me!
Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. --Paul Johannes Tillich
Life begins when you plant a garden. -- Chinese proverb
The great omission in American life is solitude...that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. --Marya Mannes
If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs. -- Russian proverb
When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest. --Antonio Porchia
Cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the eggs. -- Attr. Margaret Thatcher
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. -- Henry David Thoreau