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Sunday, March 26, 2017

You Can Tell It's Spring When....


There are lots of ways that spring announces itself here in the Ozarks.


There are the cherry blossoms, blooming forth one at a time.



There are the pear blossoms, opening up in clusters.


There are the dandelions that spring up on the lawn.


And there are the Weigela blossoms in all their glory,


But one sign that invariably heralds the arrival of spring is the appearance of Jehovah's Witnesses at our front door.

 Bow was relaxing in the outer pen today, when there was a knock at the front door. It was two women, and they came bearing pamphlets and an iPad. The pamphlets are an old tradition. The iPad was a new twist. They handed me a pamphlet and invited me to an event celebrating the death of Jesus. The pamphlet they handed me said that at the event there would be an explanation of how "his death can benefit you and your family."

I thanked them for the pamphlet and offered to give them a free book, too, But they declined. They wanted to show me a video about Jesus on their iPad, instead. When I said I didn't have time to watch a video, they said that was okay, I could watch it later on their website. They've gone modern on us!



We parted politely, and I hurried back to Bow with the pamphlet. At first, he looked it over intently, but then he decided to nibble on one of the corners. I highly discourage eating literature, so I took it away.



Anyway, it's definitely spring. No doubt about it!



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Primping for the Selfies

Today is such a beautiful, sunny day. Bow and I decided we would go outside together and take some selfies. Before we went outside, I decided to brush my hair. Bow seemed to think that he needed to do the same, because when I was experimenting with camera angles, I suddenly saw him behind me, brushing his hair. He was very diligent about it.


Everything has been blooming lately, nature putting forth its most attractive face.


The apple blossoms have opened wide, even though there are still no pollinators in sight.


The daffodils are in full bloom, and the peach blossoms are doing their part.


No wonder Bow also wanted to look his best for his photo shoot in full sunlight.


He needed his chance to shine, too. He waited patiently for me to find just the right angle.