Signs of spring

Remains of snowman

Remains of snowman

 

I'm thinking they won't work for next year

I’m thinking they won’t work for next year

 

Successful jailbreak

Successful jailbreak

 

Mud pie time (with chatter about the recipe that doesn't show up in a picture. )

Mud pie time (with chatter about the recipe that doesn’t show up in a picture. )

 

And lastly . . . badminton.  Badminton has been going on in our garage for three or four weeks now. Although the boys have played until well after dark on the weekends and filled many other hours with their new sport, I have never gone to see the game.  I could not imagine a version of badminton in my garage that would elicit anything from me other than, no. Stop. Now.  Looking the other way seemed the kindest policy, so I haven’t gone.

Yesterday, I saw my first robin. Others saw them earlier in the week, but today was my first. Spring is here. If badminton ends, nobody will die, so finally, I went to see for myself.

The court: look for yellow pole from extended paint roller, stretched from fort in progress across to the shelves for storage tubs.

The court: yellow pole from extended paint roller, stretched from fort in progress across to the shelves for storage tubs, serves as  the net.

 

Points are had by hitting the birdie into one of two plastic tubs at the end. Extra points I am told are had by setting off the mouse traps, one in each side corner. Only one tooth has been lost so far to injury by frozen puck. One hopes with the rising temperatures that the game will be almost safe. :)

Points are had by hitting the birdie into one of two plastic tubs at the end. Extra points I am told are had by setting off the mouse traps, one in each side corner. Only one tooth has been lost so far to injury by frozen puck. One hopes with the rising temperatures that the game will be almost safe. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments to Signs of spring

  1. I just love these pictures and how we can invent a great badminton court from nothing which is priceless and fun. I am hoping it is Spring in Montana but today it is chilly cold so I will wait until another day for yard work. Blessings–Connie

  2. Dale Sipple says:

    Love the photos!!and captions And badminton is delightful!