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Jun 6
This lovely view and the rain that went with it greeted me this morning.

This lovely view and the rain that went with it greeted me this morning.

My three favorite things about Spring: apple blossoms on my trees, bluets in the back field, and fetch with CaseyJones.

Sunrise is one of my favorite times to photograph my yard, but I have to admit to loving the light in the spring & summer evenings quite a bit too. What I love most about this picture though is the complete lack of snow. Spring has finally settled in and I could not be more grateful.

Sunrise is one of my favorite times to photograph my yard, but I have to admit to loving the light in the spring & summer evenings quite a bit too. What I love most about this picture though is the complete lack of snow. Spring has finally settled in and I could not be more grateful.

My favorite day of the year: leave the door open for the dogs to come & go as they please day. No bugs, no snow, and just warm enough to not freeze my ass off while I work in the room where the door is. I live for this day.

My favorite day of the year: leave the door open for the dogs to come & go as they please day. No bugs, no snow, and just warm enough to not freeze my ass off while I work in the room where the door is. I live for this day.

The start of the storm that just blew through here.

The start of the storm that just blew through here.

So many rainy days… 

So many rainy days… 

Bluets in the back field.

Bluets in the back field.

My apple trees have finally blossomed. They are just beautiful…like spring.

My apple trees have finally blossomed. They are just beautiful…like spring.

Happy Earth Day from my little patch of earth to yours…

Happy Earth Day from my little patch of earth to yours…

Apr 4
In honor of National Poetry Month, a little poem from my back yard…
A Different Seasonby The View Out Back (aka mcafowler)
Like a new lover you came to meShining and beautiful.At first I was dazzled and awedand there were days when I welcomed you,the enforced quiet you brought.Sadly, you didn’t know when to stop. Your beauty became thin to my eyesI ached from coldness, glimpsed dullness beneath your white armor.It overwhelmed me and I wished you gonebefore your frigid lies were the last words I knew.
Like an ex-lover you leave behind reminders—reluctant piles of dirty snow in shade,unwelcome gusts of biting wind across my skin,a flurry or two in my hairmaking you so difficult to forget.But the sun is out todaylonger than it was yesterdaymelting what is left of your influence.I stand tall,naked,strong,waiting. A tingle along my limbs assuring meI’m alive.

In honor of National Poetry Month, a little poem from my back yard…

A Different Season
by The View Out Back (aka mcafowler)

Like a new lover you came to me
Shining and beautiful.
At first I was dazzled and awed
and there were days when I welcomed you,
the enforced quiet you brought.
Sadly, you didn’t know when to stop. 
Your beauty became thin to my eyes
I ached from coldness, glimpsed dullness beneath your white armor.
It overwhelmed me and I wished you gone
before your frigid lies were the last words I knew.

Like an ex-lover you leave behind reminders—
reluctant piles of dirty snow in shade,
unwelcome gusts of biting wind across my skin,
a flurry or two in my hair
making you so difficult to forget.
But the sun is out today
longer than it was yesterday
melting what is left of your influence.
I stand tall,
naked,
strong,
waiting. 
A tingle along my limbs assuring me
I’m alive.

First day of spring after the last snow of winter (hopefully).

First day of spring after the last snow of winter (hopefully).

The shed out back. #red #shed #building #window #logcabin #nature #plants #trees #flowers #yard #spring #old #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday (Taken with Instagram)

The shed out back. #red #shed #building #window #logcabin #nature #plants #trees #flowers #yard #spring #old #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday (Taken with Instagram)

Just got my macro lens today, so I tried it out on the peonies in the back yard. It’s tough not to use them because they are so gorgeous and full of detail. This was one of my favorites of this bunch. 

Just got my macro lens today, so I tried it out on the peonies in the back yard. It’s tough not to use them because they are so gorgeous and full of detail. This was one of my favorites of this bunch. 

Jun 8
Time for the pink peonies to bloom. #flowers #nature #peony #pink #spring #garden #petals (Taken with Instagram)

Time for the pink peonies to bloom. #flowers #nature #peony #pink #spring #garden #petals (Taken with Instagram)

Jun 5
Peony side boob.

Peony side boob.