I finally see the beginnings of spring popping up here and there, but we’re still getting freezing temperatures occasionally. At least the huge mounds of snow we had in our yard have finally gone. So I think I speak for the majority of North Americans when I say, Good-bye and good riddance Old Man Winter. Don’t let the door hit you in the hiney on the way out!
I have noticed that we have a very healthy population of woodpeckers these days. However their foraging heydays are pretty much over, at least on our property. We just had twenty-nine Ash trees, and all of them were at least forty feet tall. I guess we’ll have to think about getting a woodpecker feeder for now. That is if there are woodpecker feeders.
Some of you might be wondering why we cut down all of our beautiful, mature Ash trees. Simply put, they were on their last legs due to the Ash Borer infestation. We felt it was best NOT to tempt fate and had them removed before they fell down on their own and hurt someone or something. Could you imagine if one of them came down on top of the new addition!? I couldn't go through another reno again, at least not anytime soon. Renos are definitely one of the most stressful life events someone has to go through and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. "Never ever again!" Or at the very least "Never again until I'm so old that I don’t care when they screw up and am deaf enough that I can’t hear all the sawing, banging, pounding and carrying on!" LOL...at least I can still see the humor in it.
As for me, I’ve been working on a couple of Argeneau stories. The first one involves Katricia's father, Basileios, along with a mortal, Sherry, who has unwittingly been around immortals her entire life. The second book is Bricker's story. Yes, I did say Bricker is getting a story and it will most likely come out following Basil’s book. And now I’m about to dive into Edith’s story, the next historical after To Marry A Scottish Laird. My lucky troll is working overtime! <G>
Happy reading to all and to all a happy spring!