April showers bring May flowers...
I have some catching up to do…Let’s start with the end of April.
April 26 - CACI Walk For Autism, Rockwood Park
On April 26, I volunteered along with a number of my coworkers, at a fundraising walk for the Community Autism Center here in Saint John. They provide support for individuals, and families of individuals with autism. I meant to write a post about it at the time, because it was good morning at a great event, but never quite got to it.
I got up very early that morning – okay 6 am, which for me is painfully early – because of the cats. I let the cats out and decided I might as well stay up, otherwise I’d fall back to sleep and end up rushing around. So I relaxed with my coffee and book for a while, and then headed off to arrive at Rockwood Park for 9 am.
It was sunny, but it was really cold for the first couple of hours. The time went fast though. There were lots of people at the walk, having a great time. We were right beside a pretty little lake that I never did take photos of, since I spent most of the time facing the opposite direction while doing my official job, which was to take photos. [Side note - this park is 5 minutes from our house. Whey do we never go there?]
After the walk, I went home, then Cory and I headed out to do some errands. Then we went out to dinner with friends. By the end of the day, I was feeling pretty wiped out, and like I never completely warmed up from the first couple of hours at the park. Then I spent Sunday processing photos so I could hand them over to the event organizer.
I think I was still tired going into the following week, and then on the Friday I felt like I was coming down with a bad case of allergies – that was what I told myself – but I ended up being sick for the next week, so it sorta feels like the first part of May disappeared on me.
We’ve had a cold and rainy spring. We enjoyed our sunbeams whenever we found found them…
…And wondered if we’d ever get the garden planted? [Okay, I wondered.]
Cory wondered what those white things on the cherry tree were…
They were cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, that was pretty much it. The cherry tree is not looking good. Possibly this winter killed two of our trees, not just the one; we shall see.
The critters have been back to provide entertainment.
And lots of bird watching of course.
One Friday working from home, I saw a crow on the neighbor’s lawn, with a bunch of little black birds. I realized it must be a crow family? I’ve never seen that before.
Woodpeckers. sparrows, hummingbirds, we’ve only seen the finches a few times – seems to me they are usually around more than they have been.
And chickadees of course. I took these actually standing out on the front step, and this chickadee was not at all concerned.
We are still waiting to get our cat fence fixed – or rather to have a new one installed. I am a little frustrated (more than a little, really). It’s been hard do much in the garden because there has been so much rain, but we also don’t have any protection from the deer; I don’t want to plant things just so they can get eaten.
Also, I’d like to sleep through the night and not have the cats poking at me at 3 am…then 4 am…then 5 am…Sleep would be good.