Serenity in green

    Well, I have nothing to report.  And, that’s not a bad thing – we are enjoying the tranquility of our forest hideaway, and most of our events are what you might consider small ones.  Yesterday we had 3 deer visiting out behind the house, nibbling on some of the native greenery (not anything we had planted).

  Of course, by the time I got my camera we only had 1 deer left, but we thought it was neat  🙂

   Everything around us is growing, growing, and it does give us the impression that we are deep in the woods if we look off to the left as we are standing on the deck.  It’s thick enough that you really can’t see very far into the trees – we love it.  I am reminded of the poem “Evangeline”, by Longfellow…….

This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight

 

   We had a nice social outing just the other day – we were invited to attend a family gathering by The Howards, a young couple who have been performing downtown at Magdalena’s (I have mentioned them before in one of my previous rambles).  Molly referred to the get-together as her “Spring Fling” (maybe she does this annually).  Cam and Molly have a really nice place WAY out in the country (makes ours look like downtown, in comparison).  They have a variety of animals, including horses, goats, rabbits – Kate is making “let’s get an animal” noises again and it’s getting harder to dissuade her.  I suggested a goldfish, but that apparently wasn’t what she had in mind.

   We contributed a Mexican chicken casserole to the occasion, and others brought various dishes – a good time was had by all.  Some other members of the Howard Clan are musically inclined and they brought along their musical instruments.  I don’t know if this qualified as a ‘hoedown’, but we certainly enjoyed the singing and playing.

  The weather was great, the bugs weren’t too pesky, and it was just all-around neat.  We felt honored to be there since we weren’t family, but I guess our status as ‘enthusiastic audience’ qualified us for an invitation  🙂

  When we get organized we’ll have to put together a party of some sort and invite a few folks over for brats ‘n stuff.  We don’t play instruments, but maybe we can lure a few people over anyway  🙂

  It’s been rainy the last few days so no mowing has been possible.  I was successful at getting the mower repaired once again after my last little ‘oops’ of running over something, but now everything’s wet.  A nice cool day with no mowing demands – ah, yes!  It’s supposed to be warm and dry this coming weekend, so I guess I’ll have to put on the machete attachment and get out there.

  We’re doing great,  hope you are well, also.

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