Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sights, Sounds and Smells of Spring in Western PA
I have been enjoying the wonderful spring time weather this week and thought to share with you some of my favorites with y'all!
Sights.... Bright yellow forsythia bloomin', my neighbors daffodils (my nephews didn't pick the whole patch clean this year, a blessed miracle!) Baby cows at the farm out the road, they are quite cute, I think!
Sounds.... the birdies that nest above my bathroom window chirping every morning when I get up. The wind rushing through my open kitchen windows. The sound of frogs after dark.
Smells.... this is where it gets interesting.... Lilacs blooming and smelling sooooooo good! The smell of that ALL NATURAL fertilizer (from the farm out the road a ways.) I know it is quite odd, but that smell doesn't bother me. The smell of skunk dead on the road however does bother me and there are no less than three on my way to Wallywork.
I have also enjoyed the warm sunshine earlier this week, but am glad for the rain since we always worry about our spring. It has never gone dry in over 40 years, but it doesn't mean that you don't worry about it.


Babs said...

I can't stop laughing at your "fertilizer" comment! I live on farm land so I know that all too well! My uncle loves to put manure on the fields just as I hang clothes out on the line. Not very nice Mr. Ed! :-)

Anonymous said...

i liked your poetic-like blog! we have most of those smells here, too, except for the fertilizer! i usually get my fill of that smell when we ride through Big Valley, but in a funny way, it smells like home! i was born in Lewistown and that will always be home to me, and they have lots of those smells! BS2