Spring in the Hill Country

Spring in the Hill Country

The Agarita pictured is in full bloom and the fragrant smell floats on the breeze. My fruit trees are blooming and the birds are building nests. It seems that everything is coming alive. Unfortunately that includes the varmints. I trapped two skunks, colorful but treacherous when it comes to being sprayed. My irises are beginning to bloom, yellow and purple. Spring is my favorite time of the year, the time to put out the hummingbird feeders and fill the wild bird feeders too. This is the time of the year to quit carrying firewood and sweeping up the bark that falls when we bring logs to the fireplace. This the the time to turn on the ceiling fans and sleep with the doors and windows open. By fall I’ll be sick of hummingbird feeders and the work demanded by my garden. Seeds planted in the greenhouse are coming up and soon it will be time to plant them in the garden. In the meantime it is also income tax season and I’m using these cool days to complete the bookwork. Spring is a time of energy, all the cells being produced for the trees to bud. Fishing in the creek is always good in the spring and there is nothing more pleasant than to sit down at the creek with some worms and a cooler of beer and catch perch, bass and catfish. The minnow trap is in place down at the creek, baited with fish food. I don’t think I could live near the equator where there are no season changes other than rainy and not rainy. Enjoy the spring.