Let me just give you a wee peek into the month that was.
It was a month with little rain for the first three weeks.
The birds were happy...
As were we!
It is not often that I see clouds of dust in the field...
...when I stand at the kitchen sink in mid-April.
Since we had nowhere to go this month...
...it was a good time for yard work.
After sixteen years, we pulled out a hedge of white heather that had seen better days.
And we replanted...
with more white heather.
The bark mulch got done...
...the curbs and patio were sealed.
It has been hard not seeing friends or family these past many weeks, but we have kept in touch in so many ways.
What a surprise to have the doorbell ring one day and find this lovely bouquet on the front porch. From a friend.
Friends are like that!
Easter came and went.
We enjoyed our on-line service, both Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but so missed being together in person. We also missed having the family home for Easter...but we made the best of it by having Easter dinner via Zoom. The menu was the same as always...but we all ate at our own table as we chatted on Zoom. There was no Easter egg hunt at Grammy and grandpa's this year. It will be an Easter to remember. The sun was shining and Elmer and I went for a bike ride after dinner.
We have gone for many bike rides this month....
...past tulip fields in bloom
...under a canopy of cherry blossoms
...and past a family of Canadian geese.
We cycled along the Fraser River (which is rising quickly)...
and had lunch on this old bench.
Past golden fields of dandelions...
...and along a farmyard trail in Agassiz.
What a surprise to meet friends on a dead-end country road...
...or a neighbour on a trail far from home.
Impromptu visits are the best!
We are not always sure what is up and what is down these days...
or what is black and what is white.
(But I know for sure this peacock was white!)
Nothing much is as it was before.
Covid 19 has changed 'life as we knew it'.
I decided to make a few notes about the impact of this pandemic on our lives...
(scroll down to see that post)
just in case we ever forget!
We have hope for tomorrow.
Life is a gift and it is beautiful!