I am looking through the glass, through smudges and fingerprints at a backyard that has come to life in the past week. The deep pinks splash themselves against the almost fluorescent green as each tree is trying to out do the other with color. Michael and Quayde dragged an old tire from the beach. It is now hanging by a bright yellow tow strap from a branch waiting for a small child to swing. The sunlight streaming through the windows in our red room tells me that the earth indeed has shifted. It is tricky though and one thinks that it could be quite warm outside but it is not the case. Lydia and Thayne still run out for a few minutes, then rush back in needing to be rubbed up to get warm. It is starting to be a glorious season. Even better...I have had not a single sneeze or swollen eyelid yet! Maryland agrees with me so far.
If you are traveling through our county you will find these somewhat not too attractive birds. They are everywhere you would not expect them. Painted in random colors and designs they are going to be part of a scavenger hunt I think. I have no idea just how many there are around. Some of the poor birds are not in the best condition. I want to take the camera, the kids and snacks (of course) and spend a day hunting them down to see how many we can locate. It just needs to get a little bit warmer.
The sign does say "buggy parking only"! We live just a few roads down from a thriving Amish community. They have permission to come on the farm and go to the beach area, of which we have heard they spend a great deal of time at when it gets warmer. So what do you think the rules are for sharing the beach with the Amish??? There are many farmers markets that they frequent, most do not open up until next month. There is a combo farmers/flea/black market a few miles north. This pic of the wall came from there. When we went last, Quayde said he had never seen so many blatantly pirated movies and cds sold out in the open in his life. Hey anyone need a little Beyonce? I can get you a cheap copy. Oh..to clarify it is not the Amish selling the pirated things. They are just selling over priced puppies and chickens right now. Yes...Maryland is quite the unique place to live.