Well, it's official. For me the Happy Season has arrived. Got out for a ride today and racked up 2.7 km. Not much, but the streets beyond our own haven't yet been cleaned. Sat in the sun for awhile after and loved it! Now hopefully a bit more than 6 months of being able to get out nearly every day.
The first Grackle (blue head, light beak) I've seen was perched on a wire above this cedar hedge. I expect it's looking to nest there.
At the other end of the street another house is under construction. As usual they're building the roof directly on the foundation and will lift it off before building the main house. Then the big crane will come back to lift the roof on.
There are only 3 further lots left by my count. It looks like this will be the next one built judging by the number of stakes.
And at the end of the street there's still a big pile of dirty snow.
Doesn't look like much, but these are three dwarf Iris leaves emerging right outside the front door. I put in my request last fall and Mrs. F.G. ordered the bulbs and got them in. One of my favourite spring garden flowers.
The getting out is getting better -- for awhile anyway.ReplyDelete
That process of building the roof continues to fascinate me. I have only ever seen that on your posts. Spring is great and the iris will be wonderful to see. I am waiting for six new iris plants to arrive in the mail. I may dig the holes ahead of time because I am so anxious.ReplyDelete
6 months of outdoor travels, that must be a huge bonus after your long winter. Iris shoots, the best is yet to come.ReplyDelete
The end of the confinement of winter and the promise of the freedom that milder weather brings.ReplyDelete
Hurray that you got out for a ride! I have seen a few dwarf Iris leaves popping up too.ReplyDelete
Glad you were able to get out exploring on your own today.ReplyDelete
Have Safe Ride and Enjoy the Freedom.
It's about time.
Yay. Glad you were out and about. Spring on the calendar doesn’t always mean warmer days here though. Sigh.ReplyDelete
In Switzerland the construction company has to install posts to show what height the top of the building will be.ReplyDelete
Still can't get over building the roof first -- the layout and actual assembly have to be just about perfect in order to get everything together properly. We have crocus in bloom already, but then we're closer to the Equator.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! It looks like you had a beautiful day for it. I've never seen a roof construction like that - maybe I'll have to wander through one of our new subdivisions to see if they do it that way here too.ReplyDelete
Take care, stay well.
Love to see the iris coming up out of the ground. And Yay that you are finally able to get out and about! :-)ReplyDelete
Spring is here. I am so happy for you.ReplyDelete
we have welcomed spring here as well!! i too get excited about those first little signs we see!!!ReplyDelete
Pleased you were able to get out.ReplyDelete
Nice to see your photographs.
All the best Jan
Spring is showing itself!ReplyDelete
After basically being confined to the house for 6 months that had to be a great feeling for you to get out for a solo ride then top it off with sitting in the fresh Spring air soaking up some warm sunshine.ReplyDelete