Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Morning Visitor

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.

Our current giveaway can be found here


  1. The grass is always greener on the other Blessings!~Amy

  2. I hate it when the cattle get out. I always have to chase them down and get them back in the right pasture! But I guess that's farm life!

  3. That would totally freak me out! Didn't know you're in IL too, but it's amazing how the world outside our windows could look so different. How I'd love to see that cherry blossom tree any time of year though. Lucky you!

  4. Hi! New follower from the blog hop! Have a great day. :-)

  5. Hi Gertie, Hope you had a telephoto lens - I wouldn't be getting very close to that big guy either : D Just wanted to stop by and say hello - and enter your giveaway as well. Ohio weather is pretty much the same as yours but a lot of wind this weekend but as long as there's no tornado warnings I'm happy :D

  6. WOW I would have been scared to death if a bull came in my yard, WOW! I am your newest follower over at come check me out!

  7. my kids would love it!!! newest follower from the monday blog hop!!

  8. What a fun read and great pics. Just hope you had a zoom lens for that last one.

    I'm visiting from the Family Friendly Frugality Blog Hop and following via GFC. Hope you will drop by and visit my blog.
    Janet @ KY Klips Blog

  9. He looks HUGE! I could not imagine opening up my window and seeing him in my yard. :)

    I like the new "Spring" look. The layout just makes me smile.

  10. Hi I am a follower and a tweeter already stopping by to say hello and I love your new blog page design...So Spring

  11. Congratulations! I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Have a great day!

  12. That sure is a big thing! Wow.

  13. Awww that is sooo awesome, I wish I lived w/those types of vistors . Where I live its all squirrels. Quite a few fatty ones too since I've been feeding them peanuts. lol

  14. Nice visitor. He's beautiful! Thanks for following me. I'm following you back now!


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