Monday, April 13, 2009
Gather ye sunshine while ye may.....
Gather Ye Rosebuds Rosebuds While Ye May
Painting by John William Waterhouse
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying. ~Robert Herrick
Today we are gathering sunshine while we may. We are far, far from having rosebuds, but a little dab o' sunshine will do us for now. The snow is melting down into puddles and creeks and soaking down into the sod. The birds are chirruping and the little creek beside our house is gurgling past. Most of the time, it is dry, but during very wet seasons and after strong thunderstorms, we enjoy a gurgling creek. The weather man is predicting heavy showers tomorrow and possibly more of the "S-word" as the week progresses. I wish it could stay 65 degrees for just a week.
As for now, we shall enjoy the sunshine while we may.....
...listening to the creek gurgling by
...taking a nap in the sunshine
....bridling the horses and saddling up for a short ride through the cows & calves
....feeding the bum calf
....watching hens taking dust baths in the dry, soft dirt.
...capturing that fresh-air fragrance in the clean sheets