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7/52: blog project – signs of spring

Today was such a beautiful day. So beautiful that it didn’t seem much like February — clear, bright blue skies and a temperature around 65 degrees. Jeff and I spent much of the afternoon outside working in the yard, raking leaves and picking up twigs that fell from the trees during the storms of the last couple of weeks. Normally I’m not that crazy about working in the lawn maintenance division of Team Sprink, but it’s been so cold, rainy and even snowy the last few weeks that I really didn’t mind. Too much, anyway.

I found these daffodils poking their little heads through the ground — I’m looking forward to seeing their cheery yellow blooms in a few more weeks.

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Here is the other thing we found in our yard today.

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Snakes. Not one but TWO baby snakes entwined together. Baby snakes – which means there is a mama snake somewhere. Let’s be clear about something too. I love critters. All kinds of critters. Except those with more than four legs or those that crawl on their bellies. Like snakes. I hate snakes. Snakes give me the heebie-jeebies. I don’t know what kind of snakes they were — but I know what kind they are now. The only good kind — DEAD snakes, thanks to my fearless husband! Seriously, does anyone know what they were? If so, please let me know. I’m hoping they weren’t of the poisonous variety and that they don’t have siblings!

Just because I need to make this post feel good again, this photo shows how perfect the day was. I can’t wait for spring so every day will be like this!

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