It’s Not Raining…Right Now

OMG…such storms last night.  Kept us all awake.  More storms scheduled for later today.  The Roomie said we should sneak outside while we had the opportunity.  It was a great time.

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She likes to bird watch at this little birdwatching area near us.  She says that April is the best time to watch the birds.

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We saw some great looking birds.

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Sometimes I forget the cool things in the woods.

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She was correct that today was a great day for it.  It’s still cool and windy but at least the sun was out.

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We know the rains are coming back soon.  You know, “April Showers bring May Flowers” thing.  But this little escape was just what we all needed.  Hope you got to go outside today too :)

April Showers Brings…Flooding

Early this morning we were all awoken but the sound of a torrential downpour of rain.  It was still dark and very miserable outside.  All a part of Spring.

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This afternoon Mick and I went down the Crick to see what it looked like all swollen.

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Yes it is weird to say Crick when it is a Creek but when in Roman…yada, yada, yada.

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It finally stopped raining and the “CRICK” looked kind of cool.  It also made me glad that I gave up living in the Forest.  It’s wet and mossy here.

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The trees are starting to bloom which is a good sign that Shady Days are coming closer and closer.

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The Roomie loves the rain.  Probably because she’s never had to live outside after a rain.  It’s damp.  ‘Nuff said!

It’s Spring….ish

We got outside today.  Sunny and about 65 degrees.  It was a nice break from the rain.

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Even Mick got out for some fresh air.

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Ingrid was so happy.  She’s been semi-hibernating all winter.  Too cold for her.

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A wonderful day at the Arboretum.  It was a really quick trip but we are all hoping to get some forest time in this weekend.

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No lie…it was an awesome day!

What Happened to Juno?

The boys were asking me why they name storms?  Got me.

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Arvid digs the snow.  Although, he was disappointed we didn’t get 2 ft. of snow as predicted :(

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Geisel told me it reminded him of his life in the Black Forest.  Beautiful and wintery are two words he used to describe today.

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George told me he’s more excited it’s National Chocolate Cake Day than the snow.  George always with the sweets that one!

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Carl doesn’t care snow or no snow.  He’s out of the jar he was trapped in when we found him.  Freedom and fresh air are all that matter to him these days!

Arvid

Arvid came to us in December.  He actually arrived in August but he’s been very quiet.  Now he’s all about “Hey, check me out”!

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He’s a cute little guy.  His parents were family friends of the Maelstroms and so he came to visit Me, Bjorn, Ingrid and Boone for a while.

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He’s pretty funny and likes to hide out then pop-up when you least expect it.  Very much a Hide-n-Seek kind of Troll.
We are so happy he’s come to stay with us and can’t wait to see what kind of Adventures he gets into.