This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is spring here yet?

The days are getting longer, and some days are getting warmer. Are you excited about spring?

I noticed that the flood of last month had washed some of the wood chips (or whatever is being used in Iroquois Park to provide soft landings) downstream from the playground equipment. Notice how green the grass has gotten. A few weeks ago it was all brown.
And going a bit further into the park you can see the base of the big tree that fell across the river. Here is the view from Weston Cemetery.
There is more green grass at SJC. On the morning I took the picture below, the baseball players were taking a tarp off the field so that they could play in the afternoon. The wind was blowing and getting under the tarp, and I just missed getting a picture showing a lot more wind under the tarp than this one shows. I wonder it if can be dangerous working with this on a really windy day.
With the grass getting greener, some people have begun to mow their yards. My neighbors who get lawn service have grass that is a lot greener than mine, and they have already begun to mow. (I consider that a reason to avoid lawn service.)
As for me, I have been worrying about getting the lawnmower ready for the summer. Here is a website that tells how it is done. It even has a lawnmower that looks just like mine.


The DIYer said...

The grass may be greener on the other side, but I'd rather have red, red, orange, black and white in my yard. Mmmm, tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, blackberries, and cauliflower.
Spring is definitely here!

Sheila said...

Yep...when spring comes, my husband wishes I didn't have our lawn treated either!