Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Spring!

I've been a little under the weather lately, and so has Mitzi, so we are both happy to see the sunshine and absorb some natural vitamin D.  Mitzi thinks it's still a bit chilly out, but in her cosy red sweater was happy to toddle about the yard with me.  Of course, the grass is always greener on the other side...

..especially when we're in the side yard and big brother Eddie is chomping on a raw meaty bone in the back yard.  Sorry Mitzi, but your tummy won't handle that right now.

You're mean, Mama Jean!

I tried to distract her by talking about the flowers that are popping up on the patio and front yard - the tulips and daffodils, grape hyacinth and primroses and the last of the crocuses:

But she was having none of that.

So I grabbed her halter and leash and took her to the beach to watch the little tugs and big tugs, the barges and birds and all that good stuff.

Little tug rounding up the logs

Big tug pulling in the barge

Barges loaded

Heron watching the action
at the log sort

Haze over water
Heron on post

Sun reflects on metal boat

A stroll along the sea walk, a stop by the museum to check out the flowers in the park, and it was time to go home.

And time for a nap.

Ah still think ah shoulda got a bone!


Anonymous said...

I'm envious!

Cathy said...

Lucky you, having spring. We could use some of that.
What exactly is that on the barges? Don't you get the stink of sulphur from the pulp and paper mill near Crofton?

Jean said...

Cathy, I'm pretty sure that's sawdust on the barges. As to the pulp mill stink, we do get it occasionally, when there is a weather inversion, but no where near as often as I expected. Perhaps two or three times a year it gets bad enough and lasts long enough for people here to complain about it - the longest was about three days. The communities north and south of us tend to get it more than we do. :)