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Seeing Eye to Eye

| 3/23/2016 10:51:00 AM

Connie MooreWeather can be fickle. No matter what it looks like outside, it is spring. It says so right there on the calendar. Now, all the plans that were made during those long winter evenings, tucked away in mind and heart, can be brought out and accomplished.

On a recent warm day, yard cleanup was number one on our list. Debris caught in the hedge and fence row was waiting to be cleared. Bare corn cobs and empty nut shells littered the ground under the feeders. Someone else noticed that area too.

chipmunk snacks on seeds

We see eye to eye with the chipmunk. It is enough to be out in the warm air. Morning should find us with trash bag in gloved hands, cleaning away. More than likely though, the gloves and bag are laying on the lawn chair while we stroll, coffee cups in hand, walking our lines.

We find life is forth-coming. Green leaves on lilac and honeysuckle, butterfly bushes and clematis. A certain shade of spring green has lightened the poplar trees and weeping cherry tree. Daffodils, crocus and hyacinth are in bloom. Pinkish feathery curls of new growth stand in the astilbe patch.

Morning is gone. Now the work is underway. Supper will have to take care of itself in the oven. Casseroles are rather like gardening. A variety of ingredients plus some time and lots of warmth produce an enjoyable meal.

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