Thursday, May 10, 2018

Signs of Spring... Big Horn Sheep And Loads of Blossoms

What a beautiful week it has been here in our mountains.
Spring has arrived and is in full swing!

 I have been 
doing so much cleaning up and watering. 
I have some transplanting, mulching and cutting back to do.
 It's been a joy to be out again.
The birds are building nests to welcome their 
new arrivals and our trees are leafing out.

The weather has been
perfect for spring picnics and it's time to start planting
and planning those special projects!

I wanted to share some photos of some 
big horn sheep that I saw recently. 
Game and Fish re-located them to our 
area a couple of years ago.
They are pretty elusive so it's 
exciting when we get to see them!
They jump over these fences very easily.

Below are some photos of our Apricot tree and our 
Cherry tree in bloom. It's not unusual 
for us to get late snows or 
freezes here at 7500 feet. 
And the rest of spring takes it 
good time in showing up 
so these blossoms are treasured
when they make their appearance.
If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant. 
Anne Bradstreet
In my previous post, I mentioned
that I would tell a little more about 
the wind that we experience here. 

It's been a bit breezy here and there 
but not like 2 weeks ago when our 
little airport registered 75 MPH winds.
And that's normal. It gets worse too.
If you've ever watched Jeopardy, 
you might hear of Springerville.
We are famous! Haha. 
We have been listed as one of the windiest
(is that a word???) spots in the US.
I guess we all have to be known for something :(

During those heavy winds, we lost a large branch,
our basketball hoop blew over, we lost half of our chicken coop roof and our trampoline was lifted and went airborne across the yard, only to be stopped by our cherry tree! 
Our house creaks and moans with the wind.
I'm just very thankful that there was no serious damage.

The trampoline frame was damaged a little but Jeff 
was able to order the part and replace it
without too much trouble. 
He's so handy and good at taking care of
things around the house!
Somebody wants to see outside! 
I take him out occasionally 
to eat dandelion greens and binder weed.
He also likes fresh basil, lettuce, carrots and kale.
Yellow bell peppers and cilantro are his favorites.
And you REALLY don't want to know what else he eats ;)
And yes... it's that time of year again 
when Brutus poses as the garden cat.

I'm so happy to be blogging again and to be back in touch
with my old friends and making new ones.
I have some small projects that
I've been working on.  There are some cards that I've made that
I'll be sharing and some items that I've decorated instead of throwing them away.

Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!
Do you have special plans?

We are spending it with some of our kids and grandkids.
Since life is so busy for our young moms, we are having
an ice cream bar complete with all of our favorite toppings.
For dinner, we will have appetizers and
popcorn and we'll be watching American Idol.

Our daughters also love music and they've gotten us into
watching it! It's something fun and a little more relaxing for
a restful Sunday evening.

Do you watch American Idol?
Who are you voting for?

My favorites are 
Maddie, Michael, Gabby, Catie and Caleb.

But they all have a lot of talent!

We'll see :)

Thank you for your visit. 
Hugs and Blessings to you!


Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi there Tamara,
I really enjoyed your photo's!
The blossoms are so gorgeous! and a promising sign indeed.
And your pets are so cute! How fun : )
I'm away from my studio for several weeks but still enjoy
peeking into Blogland~
Wishing you hugs and a lovely mothers Day my friend.
karen o

Maria Alice Cerqueira said...

Boa tarde amiga
que linda postagem.
o meu abraço lhe desejando feliz dia das mães, coberto com muita alegria, paz, e muito Amor.
Meu novo cantinho.
Com carinho
Maria Alice Cerqueira

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Friday Tamara. I love those big horn sheep. What beautiful creatures they are. Loved scrolling through your pictures. Your little lizard guy wanting to get out in the sunshine is so adorable. How fun you let him out in nature to eat what he loves. I am sure he is not a lizard but whatever he is he is adorable.
Happy Weekend. Have a wonderful Mom's Day on Sunday.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Hi, Tamara. The sheep are neat. The lizard looks like he means business. I didn't know you lived there. I am familiar with St. Johns, but that is a long time ago! Springerville had the nearest hospital then. xoxo Su