Green grass and a new prairie view

Spring has finally arrived in Kansas and we have the green grass to prove it. We also got a new view off our front porch when a neighbor across the street cut down a big old cottonwood tree and cleared a nice view through to the prairie meadow east of us. It's surprising how much more of a country view we now have with that one tree gone!

Second Day of Spring in Kansas

And the grass is turning green! It was absolutely beautiful weather and our teenage daughter took advantage and celebrated spring break by having some friends over for outdoor games and snacks. They're making S'mores over the fire pit as I write this (note the kitty atop the arbor!) but above was the scene earlier this afternoon. We're eager for something to BLOOM, but trying to be content with the kind of weather that will eventually make those blooms happen.