Our friends Kay and Lynn Cook are headed our way from Apache Junction, Arizona. In a travel update email this morning, their description of this campground was, “lots of space and blue sky,” a description that proves they are native Kansans.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Spring is really bursting out all over now. I’ve been taking pictures of wildflowers for weeks, but there are a few other sure signs that I’ve experienced in just the last two days.
Jiggers. I spotted a new wildflower in the pasture and laid on the ground to take a picture. As soon as I got home, I could feel crawling. Into the shower but too late. They got me around the ankles.
A snake. Although a very small one. I was cutting asparagus and noticed the area under my knife moved. With Mr. Snake, it’s the surprise. Just a little garter snake. It moved off to the side and laid real quiet while I picked the rest of the asparagus. I’ll be watching for him next time so I am not the one jumping out of my skin.
Moles. Our wild cat (literally) is on a roll. Remember, we adopted her from a rescue in Kansas City. She must have learned early to hunt. She has brought a mole to our back door two days in a row. The only thing we can figure out she waits by a hole. I see no way she could dig fast enough to get one.
All our regular summer visitors have returned: barn swallows, hummingbirds and Killdeer. Blue Birds, meadow larks and that noisy mockingbird really never left but now they are busy doing their spring rituals.
Finally, today my clothes line—outside-- was full.