Flirting with Winter’s End

Sun shines through bullet holes in an aluminum saucepan we use for target practice down at the pond.
Sun shines through bullet holes in an aluminum saucepan we use for target practice down at the pond.

Abby and I originally planned to go to her hometown of Ryan, Oklahoma, today, but a migraine woke her up in the middle of the night. I gave her her Maxalt-MLT prescription, which cured her headache, but, as always, rendered her overwhelmingly drowsy for the entire remainder of the day. She slept in for a long time, and felt much better when she got up. I woke her by bringing her a scrambled egg sandwich, thinking she would feel better if she ate something, and she did.

It was warm and windy all day, and by about 5 pm, I was getting restless, so I grabbed a camera and went for a walk. One of the most beautiful things about living on 12 acres is that you can go for a long walk and never leave home.

Peach blossom, possibly the earliest in the year I have seen them.
Peach blossom, possibly the earliest in the year I have seen them.

I noticed the very first peach, pear, and apricot blossoms on the trees around the patch, and the first green weeds of spring are appearing.

I went inside several times, but always found an excuse to go back outside and walk around. It’s been a long winter, and soon it will be spring.

Sunset this evening; the air was soft and warm.
Sunset this evening; the air was soft and warm.
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