Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Awakens

Well it FINALLY is arriving around Cabin Tranquillity, located in the Endless Mountains Region of PA.

I actually stepped foot outside and took some pictures.

The daffodils are my harbingers of spring; (and some ducks, geese and nesting birds have returned and are very busy). The seedum is starting to recover now, as well.

James has been finally undressed after wearing his winter attire since September. I'm going to leave him unclothed until July, when he will again become a patriotic guardian.

Several of our state trees, including the Eastern Hemlock, grow around the cabin and, for many many years, the one on the bank of the lake's edge has been the home for several different varieties of bird. We call it the woodpecker tree because the large hole in the trunk which faces the cabin exposes their activities so well. My dad once cautioned us to never cut it down with a chain saw because he had filled that hole with concrete in an effort to save the tree from dying. ????? Well, the opening must have expanded because it is still a hole and the tree lives on in spite of its repair.

We just love Spring's awakenings! Maybe next week I'll be able to hang my laundry out on the line to dry. That is the confirmation that it IS SPRING!


  1. Oh do I know what you mean. We plan to take a little road trip as the weather will be nice. Maybe some pics as well. I can't wait to open the windows.

  2. I'm so happy to hear spring has arrived for you and that the cement tree is still alive, hosting the woodpeckers. What fun!