Sometimes things creep up on us unawares. We're busy doing one thing and bam! something else smacks us upside the head. For me, this was spring.
Over the last week, the front of the Minneapolis house has changed a bit.
More significantly, these little shoots:
became recognizable as these tulip leaves:
When I went to work Saturday morning, I noticed that the phantom artist on the block had been busy.
There was a table and chairs, above, left, and the ?people?, above, right.
There was a Smurfy knight astride his mighty orange steed:
How do I know that is a knight and not just some random guy on a horse? Because right next to him was...
Hey, maybe those people are actually the king and queen -- they do seem to have crowned heads.
This was my favorite:
Mama Duck leading her seven duckling along the sidewalk.
After work on Saturday (A pure triumph; I beat a dastardly, humungously distorted Excel file into submission without screwing up the data and imported it into the 800-pound gorilla that is our tax software. I was proud.) I drove back home to Wisconsin, where spring has also crept in when I wasn't watching.
The Canada geese are migrating back to Canada, and look what woke up on Sunday:
That's a wasp crawling under the eaves. I first saw it coming in for a landing on the deck railing, but it wouldn't cooperate for a scenic shot. So you get to view it looking over the spider's nest that it is thinking of eating. Or something.
It was a little stuffy in my office so I turned on the ceiling fan for the first time since last summer.
Here's the reason for the slight stuffiness:
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Oh yeah, this is purportedly a knitting blog. I've been doing a little bit of that, too, and next weekend I'll share it with you. There's not a lot, but it does exist.