We enjoyed some lovely, above-freezing temperatures this weekend. There was a melowness in the air, a feeling of winter slightly loosening its grip, and granting us the favour of allowing some of the tired, dirty snow to melt.
It wasn't that urgent, rushing spring thaw, but something much slower. A reprieve.
There's still quite a bit of snow left, but we've definitely turned a corner on this challenging season. Oh, I know we're in for some major weather wallops before it ends, but it feels great to have most of it behind us.
And by the way, look who's back!
Since our wonderful Ed is gone, there wasn't much point in keeping Ollie at the in-laws', so my husband brought him home. He loaded very well into the trailer. Unfortunately the driveway was very icy, so he had to park truck and trailer on the side of the road, unload this lively fellow while there was a break in traffic, and lead him (slip-sliding) down the icy driveway. I had enough of a hard time just getting myself down the driveway, so that was quite a feat.
And imagine, if you can, a sweet reunion of a little horse family. It was the bright spot in my weekend.
The time away has done Ollie a lot of good. He seems to have matured and has benefitted from daily handling. He' still just a giant baby, though. Welcome home sweet (and troublemaking) Ollie!