In late April, the cherry trees begin to burst forth along the main farm road and for a couple of weeks, I can come home at the end of the day and be met by the cheerful, beautiful blossoms of three different types of cherry trees. Don't ask me what they are, but the tree blossoms shown here on this post always appear first. The other two types are still gearing up and will soon burst forth. But today it looks like this. Actually, Monday it looked like this because that's when I took these photos.
On a personal note, my knee is healing. Not as fast as I would have liked, but I'm walking more. And I'm rarely icing it anymore. No ibuprofen. Nary a pain pill. It's been 3 weeks today so you'd think I'd be much closer to being healed, but I'm getting there.
Today I have the day off from school. It was a scheduled 3-day weekend in April and this is one of the few years we've actually gotten to use it. We usually always had to give up this day due to snow day overflow from the winter. But not this year! And to make matters even better, it's the most beautiful spring day we've had. I have a couple of errands to run, but after that, the world is my oyster.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Actually I don't really have any plans other than to be outside doing something. With George.
Look for the Weekend Guessing Game to appear at 6 PM tonight. For some reason, I simply forgot last weekend and remembered at some point on Saturday. Sometimes I'm like that. I'm planning on remembering this week, and I actually already have a picture chosen. Still, you never know with me. I could forget again.
Today is also my mother's birthday. She passed away two summers ago. Happy Birthday, mom. Spring was my mother's favorite time of year (next to Christmas). I have a distinct memory of my mother when I was a very young girl. She was ironing and I was watching her and listening to her sing "Life is just a bowl of cherries . . . " and thinking to myself that this is what happy means. Hey, Char, do you think ironing made mom happy like it does you?