Today was the kind of day you daydream about in the middle of January. The sun was warm, the winds were mostly calm, the mud was drying up, and the pastures were green. Green is very good.
We got a lot of spring cleaning done this afternoon. Max tended the fire.
Olivia helped clear debris out of the garden. Note her stylish attire. She's a very classy little girl.
The duck harrassed Frodo, which was, I suspect, the highlight of his day. Poor Frodo endured the humiliation with great patience.
Here's the very next photo in the series, in which Frodo gets his revenge. Best Friends Forever!
There's no such thing as perfection here on earth, but today was a really good day. Roger and I and all the children will go to sleep tonight with pleasantly worn-out muscles and sun-reddened faces and the faint fragrance of pollen and moist dirt...Spring's lullaby for us.