Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My wife and I spent Easter at her family farm.
We have 80 acres of mostly aspen parkland
that we purchased for a cabin.
This trip we laid out where the posts for the
cabin would go with her brothers. Actual
construction should start in July. I had hoped
for a few shots of birds and maybe a wild flower.
There were no flowers, it was pretty brown yet
but I did see an number of butterflies talk
about tough bugs. There were small flocks
of robins moving thru, hawks and some warblers
but it was pretty quiet. The ducks and geese were
back but a lot of the sloughs are still frozen.
These shots are from our property. We have
some nice views and a fair bit of water.

I will be posting more for the trip in
the next week or two.

"The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods --
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday."

                            Spring Pools
                                          Robert Frost


Gary said...

Great spring/winter shots, Guy Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Thanks Gary

We are inching closer to green.


Lené Gary said...

I love the way you pair poems with your words and reflections.

Congratulations! It must be so exciting to be building one's own cabin on such beautiful land.

Guy said...

Hi Lene

Thank you. I really enjoy the process, it allows me to delve into my poetry books again and again.
As for the cabin, this is truly a beautiful site with lots of wildlife and we are really looking forward to spending time there.