It's a lovely day in west central Illinois. The sun is out and there's still a bit of chill in the breeze, but we know spring has definitely arrived.
This is the time of year that I get to again do that one thing that I can't do all winter, unless of course I burn something in the oven, and that is open the windows. I love the fresh air!
That first blast of fresh spring air seems to blow away all the staleness, the oldness, the dullness of the lingering winter season. The front door open. The back deck door open. All the windows between wide open. Makes me so very happy.
This spring morning was a tad bit different. As I opened a livingroom window, two eyes were peering back at me. Nobody wants to look through a window and see two eyes gazing back. Haven't we all been freaked out by this happening in atleast one horror movie?
He was huge. Isn't he a gorgeous color?
Here he is hiding behind a cherry tree.
Can you see a few of the cherry blossoms? The blossoms will cover this tree soon. The tree up the road from here is loaded with blossoms, but it has a different cherry. That cherry is a bit tart. This tree has the best cherries - a beautiful red with the sweetest flavor. I've used them in pies and cobblers, but this year I hope to dry a few and also make some cherry jam. What do you do with cherries? Any suggestions?
The bull has taken off now, after hopping over a fence and getting his foot caught in the top wire. He wasn't pleased at being stuck and neither were the dogs at his delay in leaving. The dogs just wanted him to go home.
Sherman, the cat, however, gave little thought to the bull.
OK, one more picture of the bull. Here he is for his close-up. Well, atleast as close as I was getting to him.
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