Archive | May, 2013

Enough Already: Ice & Grass!

22 May
Still Ice on Lake Winnipeg, May 21, 2013!

Still Ice on Lake Winnipeg, May 21, 2013!

Just came back from a road trip. Look at that lake! late May  and it still has a Pleistocene look to it. Take a second look at the grass. It’s green and growing fast. Nothing like pushing Brute around in weather that encourages one’s snot to freeze. Always looking for the upside, at least there will be no bugs or dandelions. But already the grass is resembling hay.

We Came Home to This!

1 May
Relaxing at the Sea Monkey Puerto Vallarta

Relaxing at the Sea Monkey Puerto Vallarta

Well, it was a bit of a surprise coming home from a Mexico trip. From 28 degrees to -8 degrees. This time last year spring had arrived. We spent  a last day in PV at the Sea Monkey, on the beach. Palm trees, balmy breezes, people watching, listening to the music, wishing we could stay longer. Ah well, paradise has to be taken in small doses, not a lifetime, at least not yet.

Lake Winnipeg, April 30, 2013

Lake Winnipeg, April 30, 2013

This is what we came back to. From a blaze of colour and sound to monochrome the silence broken only by the sound of the wind off the lake whistling through the trees. There’s no people noise, no music, just blue and white silence. Instead of sunburn there is windburn. Don’t I sound like I’m happy to be home? Under these conditions the jury is still out on that one. Ah well, even the Garden of Eden didn’t last forever. But there is next year!

The Driveway, April 21,2013

The Driveway, April 21,2013

Here is a picture of the beast, percolating, fermenting, stewing, preparing for what will probably be a bumper crop of whatever decides to set up residence in the gravel and mud. As long as Brute, the mower, starts up  when needed there might be a chance of keeping ahead of the encroaching jungle. But experience has shown it will be tough battle.