It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a two-mile-plus walk around the neighborhood.
I could see evidence that the trees are beginning to bud.
There are many small ground flowers along the road…
Pretty tulips in a neighbor’s yard.
A few more steps and I was in front of the cows.
A pretty daffodil.
My first stop was at Jere & Kristen’s place. I wanted to deliver a slice of chocolate/raspberry cake to her.
The children were outside but did not recognize me until I started walking across the yard – instead of going up the driveway. Jesse yelled, “Hey, guys. It’s grandma”, and came running. 🙂
Jake came running too ~ but his excitement doesn’t show on his face. 🙂
A neighbor girl who was visiting, Jared, and Jana also came when they saw it was me.
After delivering the slice of cake ~ to Kristen’s surprise and delight ~ I visited a bit before continuing my walk.
These were along the road in a neighbor’s yard. I am not able to identify them. (My friend Inge identified them as grape hyacinth – and I agree with her from her internet photo. Thanks, Inge.)
The neighbor came home just after I walked by her driveway, and pulled up beside me to talk a bit. She knows that I am a fair-weather walker and acknowledged that I had chosen the perfect day for my first walk of the season.
Another neighbor was out for a horseback ride.
She also stopped to visit.
She was on her way to ride horse with a few neighbors ~ just beyond Jere and Kristen’s house.
From this spot I could see our house across the fields.
This neighbor was leaving for a motorcycle ride.
A closeup of the tree that is behind him in the previous picture.
Getting ready to mow yard.
I love his old truck.
These little guys made lots of noise as I walked by their yard.
Chickens enjoying the beautiful afternoon.
Reading on the trampoline while a mule grazed nearby.
Another guy on a cycle
.The Pennsylvania Turnpike across a field of corn stubbles.
An American flag beyond the trees.
Daffodils in a yard ~ just before I turned onto our road.
The forsythia bush on the property next to us is just beginning to bloom.
I love our country neighborhood.
I wish you could have come along.