....is something that has been sorely lacking here these last few days. Cold and rain has been the order of the day.
The pansies can handle it, and it hasn't stopped the apple blossoms .
On a somewhat related topic, my horse Sadie is in heat! I discovered this while letting her graze on our lawn while I held her on a line. Joe, our old gelding (who was roaming freely) decided to mount her then and there! (well, he attempted to, anyway). This was rather alarming on many levels. First of all, I wasn't expecting it, and didn't want to be that close to that much 'action'. Secondly, she normally doesn't give him the time of day. I think she finds him too short, too boldly coloured and lacking in refinement. He's clearly not her type. Plus, the dude's a gelding.
Yesterday, though, she was basically stalking him, and giving him all kinds of signals and overtures, most of them none too subtle. Poor Joe, there's only so much he can do.
Ah, spring in the country. Bursting with life. And heat.