Photo Friday: a hint or two of spring

Last Sunday on the Mountain Farmlet


Well, I had intended for this post to go out on Monday, and for it to be a bit more polished, but there never seemed to be an opportune moment to get it done.  Then on Tuesday I had my knee surgery, and you can guess the rest!  I am just this evening able to sit comfortably at my computer.

I have more pictures now that the look and feel of spring have officially arrived, and I will post them later, but I wanted to share with you that I am OK, and now on the road to recovery!

I’m so glad I didn’t wait any longer to schedule or I might have been waiting til mid summer for the surgery.  😳

46 thoughts on “Photo Friday: a hint or two of spring

    • Lynda says:

      Annie, I am learning the true meaning of “take it easy” this morning. I did a few loads of laundry yesterday. I thought I was being so clever to do a load and then go have a lie down with my leg elevated, etc. I am very uncomfortable this morning!!! ;(

    • Lynda says:

      You take care of yourself as well, Julie, and thank you. I will soon be posting some pretties of the fruit trees that are in blossom up there! (((O)))

  1. ladyofthecakes says:

    Spring! And you’re doing well 🙂 Excellent! How’s Little Dog?

    Spring has set in here to. We went from a freezing 8 degrees one week to 28 degrees (Celsius!) the next. You’d think I’d be used to this by now, but no.

    • Lynda says:

      Simone, how are we to get used to erratic weather? No way! We are having lovely 70s and near 80s here, but then next week we have a morning of near-freezing/freezing weather in the morning. Mother Nature is a nut job.

  2. LB says:

    So how did the surgery go? Tell me about it when you get a moment! So glad you have that behind you, Lynda! Sending wishes for a successful rehab/recovery.
    In the meantime: I love the photo of the creek sign – excellent composition and depth!
    And is that a propane tank painted to look like a watermelon? So clever!!!!
    Welcome spring … finally!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Laurie! I have been taking snaps of that creek sign in different times of the day and seasons since we bought the property. I just love it. There are many other sign posts on the property, but they have all been wiped clean by time and weather. I intend to rejuvenate them and add a few more, but this one is perfect as it is. Yes, that is a propane tank. The Octogenarian painted it and we love it too. 😀

      Welcome spring!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Anita. At the moment that road seems a long one, though I have been assured by the Dr. and the therapist that it is not. Sigh… I’ll get there, I know… 😉

  3. Littlesundog says:

    Lynda I’m so happy the surgery went well and you seem to recuperating nicely! Those are some lovely photos… nice captures of the mountain farmlet area. I hope you’ll be able to get out there soon to begin work again! When do you hope to be able to move?

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Lori, I am hopeful and looking forward to getting back in action. As for the move, we keep making a seasonal goal and then pushing it back when we get there. I’m ready to stop making goals and just be surprised and elated when we are packing the truck to go. In the meantime, I just keep sorting and packing what I intend to keep so I can be ready for that yard sale and moving day. 😉

      I’m glad you like the photos, because I was hesitant to post them. That said, I will share that I thought they came out better than expected for not having used my tripod! It is simply too much to carry when you are hobbling about on a cane.

  4. quilt32 says:

    Thank you for the gorgeous pictures. I especially liked the one by the kitchen door.

    Hope you’re feeling a lot better very soon.

  5. Vicki says:

    Lovely signs of Spring, Lynda.

    (I couldn’t get into your comments section yesterday to write a few words – one of those WordPress glitches or what? I could get into other wordpress blogs though).

  6. Doreen says:

    Lynda…..I’m so happy to ‘hear’ that you are “on the mend”. I can imagine how hard it is to “ratchet” back when the weather is warming and you have moments of feeling good. Love your Spring photos!!!!!!!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Patti! So glad that, for most of us at any rate, we are over the big chill! I just heard on the morning news that the poor Kansan’s are getting more snow! GAACK!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Alison. These little saplings are in several areas of the property. They grew up and then the vines used them for support to grow up. After a bit, the vines become swallowed up into the bark. I think the spirals are beautiful. Glad you like them!

  7. shoreacres says:

    I’m so glad that you’re doing well. I’m even more glad the surgery is done. Recovery is a long, patience-requiring process, but you clearly understand you’ll benefit by following the rules. Besides, you’ve got a finger-wagging physical therapist! That’s good!

    Your photos are terrific. I’m especially fond of the future drawer pulls, and the creek sign. It’s spring here, too, although we got a dose of real cold on Monday. Now? Back up into the 70s. Sometimes I wonder if the winter didn’t seem much worse to us because of the 24/7 coverage on media. They love to hype it, and always are trying to convince us that the end is nigh, weatherwise. Back in the day, winter came, it snowed, and then it was spring. I think we tended to be more accepting of what “was”, and less demanding that Mother Nature behave as we wanted!

    Of course, like farmers, ranchers and others, becoming a varnisher who depends on good weather taught me an important lesson: that’s one thing I’m not in charge of!

    Happy recovery, and happy Easter!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Linda! The process of healing is slow and infuriating. I try to be good, and then my knee gets to feeling good and I do stupid things like walk off without my crutches. (Standing at counter making lunch, prop up the walking implements, then turn around and walk off to the fridge or the trash basket.) By the time I realize what I’ve done I am half across the room and have to make my way back. Then I pay…

      For us, this weather was too cold for too long. We never grew up with it and therefore have no tolerance for it. Regardless of that, I must agree with your assessment of the news media, and the weathermen in particular. This is the first year I have ever heard them talk about winter storms by name. I have to say, that Bob certainly surprised me earlier this week when he said he wished it would rain when he wants it to rain. 😉

  8. Kathleen Clark says:

    Hope your knee healing continues to go well! Our god daughter Kim had knee surgery last summer and after six months of 3X weekly PT sessions seems to be doing pretty good! Also hope your birthday is lovely and you have more sunshine (love your pics!). With all that’s going on around here with John’s kidney failure and the flu I am just now catching up on correspondence and mailing the birthday card I made for you months ago! Hope you and Bob had a nice Easter and that our Sees package arrived okay. Need to ask as if you don’t let me know then I don’t know if you guys got it or not! Hope all continues to go well. I’m off to feed the buns! Love and hugs!

    • Lynda says:

      Sorry, Kathee. Bob is allergic to email, the phone and blogging. As for me, I have been having a hard time sitting in a chair long enough to get any reading, writing, or corresponding done. It just really sets my pain level on HIGH! 😦

      The See’s arrived on time, and you can be sure that I will be just as thrilled with a birthday card from you if it arrives on time or after the date. They are always so lovely!

      I am happy to know that you both are getting well from the flu and that John is on the right track with his illness. Getting old really has its moments…

      Love you!

  9. Jackie Culpepper says:

    Hi Lynda, I really need to catch up on the goings-on at the Farmlet! Is it permissible to ask what your knee surgery was. I have already had one medial meniscus tear repaired by scope. The other knee needs the same thing, but good ‘ole doc says I need to go ahead and replace both of them! NO!!!!!! It won’t be at the same time, but I wanted your opinion/advice if you had replacement. Sorry if this is too personal. If so, just ignore. Happy Spring in Alabama.

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