A dismal day!...AND~ Dan Fogelberg
Today has been the perfect model of a ' Dismal Day.' I slept later than usual because I was up late last night. When I awoke, the day had the feel and appearance of around 7:00 AM. It seemed darkish out...with not much light coming through the blinds and lace curtains! To my surprise, when I checked the time, I saw it was almost 9:30! This gloom has lasted the whole day, with no sunshine at all!
Charles has been working , with a neighbor's help, in putting up a 3 board fence along our property on the east side. We had it fenced before but over the years the boards have rotted away...well, not totally, but it needed to be replaced! I'll be happy to have it all fenced in again! Nothing says 'country' like a board fence for me - and you all know country is what I like! :)
This is the side, also, that has my wildflower meadow that I love so much in the spring! There is a road (not a through road, but more a lane that leads to 4 neighbors beyond our place) that is next to our meadow on the east side of our place!
Some pictures of the meadow:
To the left of the tall cedar you see the lane that runs by our place...and that's where the fence is being put back. This runs North & South.
The other is a close-up of my beloved Meadow Flowers.
This lane, when we first moved here, was unpaved and with hardly any traffic . It's paved now and with the horse farm at the end of the lane, plus Charlie's cow and hay deal going, plus- a new house that has been built- there's more traffic than there was in the past! In the early days our 'grands' had the run of the place- literally- on their bikes and later with a golf cart we had for their use. (and ours, too :) ) Our cows are at the end of this lane, on property we own, but not directly attached to our home spot here. It's catty-cornered to the edge of this 5 acres where our house is. (and the small rental cottage) Anyway, just remembering how much fun the kids used to have, growing up here... Alli and Zach, especially, liked going down to the pasture to check out the cows!
On days/nights like this we would often plan a bonfire! Sometimes there would be hay rides included! Dang it! I DO miss those old times! Can't help it!
Around the blogs I have picked up that a lot of folks are getting weary of winter and wanting spring to get here! I am among them, after this cold and gloomy day!
Last night, while talking with a friend, we happened upon some new Youtubes that have been added of Dan Fogelberg's music! I was hoping for this and you all have to know I am thrilled with this discovery!
I will always be sad about Dan's passing (so early in his life) but am so happy with this beautiful music available to me!
The music means so much!
( and friends to share it with)
Here is the wonderful Dan Fogelberg!