We woke this morning to 38 degrees… which felt cold after a week of warmer temps. We have been staining the staircases of the new house, and when we woke today, this is what we saw..
I love my new workspace in this house. I can look out the window and see this wonderful cherry tree, which is now in bloom, and has houses many spring birds already.
We are watching this weeping cherry closely.. it was so very close to the old house, and was in the fire’s way. So far, it looks like all is well.
This is the side that was away from the fire. There are very few blooms on the other side, although there are some, and the tree itself does not look blackened or singed. There are buds, and the wood looks supple and living. So we keep our fingers crossed that it remains healthy.
The menfolk are busy…
The youngest is busy staining railings, which his small hands do well…
The eldest is busy mowing the grass that was planted last fall and finally decided to grow by feet at a time.
The man about the place has been staining all the porches and stairs.. they look very nice all finished this way.
And the middle son has been painting a new coat of paint on the barn.
I have been busy with bill paying and Easter letter writing and laundry… need to go pick some new daffs for the house and then get to dinner.. all these guys will be hungry!