The north country looks its bleakest in the early spring. November is soft and grey and pretty because it is just a way station waiting for snowfall. But spring is grey and lasts longer (usually) while we wait for everything to turn green.
The felines are anxious to get out in their huge, fenced in yard. Harper is especially looking forward to visiting Grandpa next door. Harper likes to spend time sitting in the screen porch with my FIL while he reads. The porch gets very warm and nice as soon as the sun is shining down in the afternoons. And in the summer mornings it is a nice place to sit with morning coffee.
I'll clean our porch (in this house) off the next sunny day so we can have lunch out there and watch the apple trees bloom. All winter Ramona has had a large bathroom box out there since she believes poop does not belong in the house. I agree with her but Harper wants a warmer bathroom, which means I had to put one in his room to avoid incidents.
I'm working on a lot of projects, putting all my web sites together with my plays and writing projects, helping with our camera gear business and editing video. I have started onions and tomatoes and I'm trying a method of starting onions from seeds where you cut them back whenever they reach three inches. We'll see how that goes.