Two sides

Two sides. To every story, and every season.

Spring…The Good Side


Spring…The Bad Side


You never know just what you’ll find when you venture into the back yard for the first time in weeks. No, not an earthquake or an especially aggressive deer…just good ol’ mom nature settling the ground. Clearly our couldn’t-be-easier fire ring kit isn’t quite what we hoped for. So, now we add “dig concrete footer” to our already long list of house projects. Mike swears he won’t work on this before working on the front porch, but really…how can we not?

Two weeks away, and even on this lamb of a day (67 degrees!), the spring lion is charging in, roaring to go.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so
pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet


  1. mel said,

    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    we found similar events in our yard today. lilies sprouting but deer-munched, our fire ring cracked in places, cones and needles littering the entire back third of the yard, and new cracks and gaps in the concrete drive and walks… the only thing we didn’t find? the money to make all the changes and improvements we long to make…

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I know — living in House Beautiful is just not in the budget for us either. We have a long list of “someday” projects just waiting for “someday” money.

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