Ker-chew! I sneezed like crazy on the western slope. Spring is weeks ahead of back home on the eastern side of the divide. So much is in bloom, between that and the dust on the boxes I uncovered, it really caused me problems. Still, I was glad to be able to see the beautiful flowers and enjoy my mom’s spring yard one more time.
I watered the lawn like crazy to sustain it over the next weeks while I am gone. The kids who are mowing the lawn for me this summer are going to try and come water once in a while too. They live close and the more they water it, the more times they will get to mow it – so it works out for both of us. It looked far better when I left than when I arrived. Eventually, the house will be up for sale, so I hope to keep the yard looking decent.
Back home, I got boxes unpacked, putting my families Native American art up on the shelves. Many of their collections are amazing. They loved books, antiques, rocks, baskets, pottery, just almost anything old. Not being a collector, I’ve had a difficult time deciding what to keep and what to let go. Not easy choices. I tend to get excited about the tools, not so much about the tea cups and figurines, nor the clocks. I tell you, there are so many clocks of every sort in that house, I was literally flabbergasted. I started a box with just clocks and filled it immediately. I gave up. The same with fans. The list goes on and on.
We’ve hit another cold spell. I’ve been painting my bedroom, so I don’t mind that it isn’t nice weather to be in the garden, but I did mind the hail that fell. Fortunately, we only got small, mostly pea size hail followed by good rain that should bring on lots more sneezes. Spring!