Rain...or at least that is what is planned. The pollen is thick. The trees brilliant...and spring is full bore. Nigel suggested that his grandmother hinted that a frost could happen...but we are all pretending that this cannot nor will not be an option.
I took Dave up to the lake today for the spring shakedown of bug debris, winter detritus, cobwebs and the layer of dust that builds up just by sheer disuse. The house is so much nicer after last year's battle with mildew which would welcome you upon entry...and hang in the air. No olfactory memory there. However, I think that Jimmy the groundhog may have a guest, a skunk, under the porch with him. I love the spring and skunks as they give you a little pffft, or a little spritz to say..."Hey there" whether it is when you are out there walking the dog in the nighttime, or enter the kitchen from being away for a while.
Pfffft...a tiny little hi and hello. I hope this stinker is not rabid (as many skunks are around here)...and will just "sashay away" when we start taking up residence at the lake soon. Somehow having poor Shady sprayed by our porch guest or Eesah...our other dog friend get the treatment just isn't right...particularly as they are not angling for trouble. Eesah has a thing for Jimmy though, and maybe we will be lucky for Jimmy to tangle with our other canine friend.