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Monday, April 27, 2020

Welcome Sweet Sprng Time

Do you watch the Andy Griffith show? In one episode the town choir sings  Welcome Sweet Spring Time. At this time of the year, that melody plays through my head.  I thought I would share some of the pretty scenes we saw at Grimmwood last week.

Our geese were back on the pond.  I wish Marvin could catch a picture of them coming in for a landing on the water. It is a sight to behold.


This moth was looking in our back door. We were watching an Inspector Lewis DVD at the time. I guess he wanted to see how the mystery ended.

While visiting my mother, I took pictures of these bushes that have been in the front yard since I was a little girl.

We always called this Grandpa's Whiskers. Does anyone have the name for it? It has dark purple berries on it at certain times of the year.

This one blooms in early spring then it is just a big bush. It is nice to see these old plants thriving after sixty plus years.

We invited one of our friends to bring his little one to fish while we were in residence.


We had no idea that we had large mouth bass in the pond. We have seen blue gill and cat fish but this was a surprise. Denver was impressed with Daddy's catch. He had his little fishing pole but he was more interested in eating the Goldfish that Mommy had brought as a snack.

Just being out in the fresh air was good for both of us. We sat on the porch each evening after supper with my sisters and my niece. Bruce joined us once but this is his busy time on the farm. He works until it gets dark.  We do slow down and appreciate the time away from the city.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the pictures.
My Sunday School teachers came to the walk by the pond...I stood at my deck and waved. I had just showered and had wet hair in the cold wind here in Indy...they were visiting everyone in our class holding a sign. So sweet. We are still self isolating here...40 plus day since my car has been moved. Not sure when the isolation order will be lifted-maybe May...I will still be careful. Florida group still isolating also...Love your blog.

Sandy said...

I remember sitting on the porch at my grandparents' home each evening and all the cousins playing in the yard under the big pecan tree. I also remember so many plants that I don't know the names of but they bloomed each spring right on key. If this coronavirus has taught me anything it is I want to keep the slower paced days and do a lot more porch sitting even when it gets hot. Just put a fan on with it. I hope Jeff will keep it up as well. We have sat outside quite a bit. That is a big fish in the pond. You are going to have to get fishing poles for the grandchildren to use when the visit.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

You are blessed to have a place to go to get away and out of the city and looks like you truly enjoyed it. Have a great Monday.

Robin in Virginia said...

What wonderful pictures you shared from your stay at Grimmwood! I love the picture of Dad and Son with the fish. Pretty bushes, but I don't have a clue as to what they are. It sounded like a great respite from staying at home, Arlene!

And yes, we are still watching the reruns of Andy Griffin. Sometimes, it is all that is on that is fit to watch. Enjoy your Monday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never been good at remembering names of Spring blooms! You were there at a good time of year....and LOOK at that big fish! How fun is that!!! Love that moth too...is it a Luna Moth? I'll have to look it up! Hugs!

Visits With Mary said...

Sitting on the porch in the evenings with your family, WoW, life doesn't get much better than that !! It's wonderful that you have such a lovely retreat.

Mary said...

Arlene, I love the early Andy Griffith shows. They are in our rotation of shows to watch when we cannot sleep. I watched a few two nights ago!! I enjoy Inspector Lewis too!!
Your 60plus trees are beautiful, I like the name Grandpa's Whiskers! It's been too cold and nothing but rain to sit on the porch here but I'm looking forward to doing so. So glad you got away for a change of scenery.

Terri D said...

That looks like a great catch! It is so great that you are able to escape to beautiful views and peaceful days at your Grimmwood! I miss having a front porch. We do have a nice carport that serves as our place to sit and greet those who pass by. I do have great memories of our front porch, growing up. Sweet. Stay well!!

Mari said...

I love the Andy Griffith show! We still watch it and enjoy it.
I like the flowering bush and the name of it. :) It's so cool that you can see something that you saw flowering as a child.
Love the fishing shot!

Linda said...

You are so blessed to have Grimmwood and are blessing others with it too! Such a sweet pic of the daddy and small son with a big fish!
Covid 19 feels far away when I’m in the country....

Angela S. said...

I love Inspector Lewis and Poirot and Marple, I finally bought all three series' since PBS jumped on the summer series bandwagon and no more re-runs. Do you watch Endeavour? We love Death in Paradise as well, it sounds strange but my fil turned me on to it and hes a retired pastor so I guess its ok!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, such pretty pictures (except the scary horned moth!!) And that fish is almost as big as the little boy! Wow!