It is a Great Year.
I am not sure if I have seen 45 birds yet. Seeing one bird is enough
happiness for a whole day.
The prairie in the valley around my farm is so beautiful today. Everywhere I look there are flowers blooming, so many colors, pinks, purples, whites, blues, and yellows. I don’t know if my nose can survey all the flowers for my research I might sneeze a giant boulder onto our barn by the cliffs as Dad says. He thinks my sneezes might create an avalanche that comes down the bluffs onto our house. I know he is kidding but Mom’s sneezes are much worse she has a double one. She starts with a tiny, mouse-sized, sneeze that is followed by an enormous, dinosaur blast. I am sorry I got a little lost here the topic is my Smell Project.
The good new is I did get to smell the Phlox blooming in the prairie and the Lilac bushes blooming by my house. I like the smell of both flowers so it is hard to decide which one scores the highest.
I think according to my smell chart, I rank both flowers as LOVELY.
Maybe I need to redo my chart since I am ranking a lot of flowers
as LOVELY lately.
Today, Myles and I rode with Dad through the green valleys
around our house. It is so beautiful living here in Wisconsin.
I wish my friends in Tuvalu would visit me this summer. I know they would love it here. I could also teach them about foraging for different edible plants up the valley and in the prairie.
The winter might be too cold for them but I think they would enjoy snow shoeing, sledding and even ice fishing too.
It is very well known to you by now that I am conducting
a serious, smell research project. Today, I compared the Tulip,
Daffodil, and Alium.
It was not easy to decide which flower smells the best.
After several samples I have smelled, several sneezes, and a
runny nose I can announce that all three flowers are very pretty.
But the more important news is I am pleased to announce I have ranked the flowers by smell.
A. The Daffodil by itself is hard to smell.
B. The Tulip does not smell at all by itself either.
C.. Alium does not smell, but if you accidentally step on one
and crush it, when you are avoiding a certain Red Squirrel,
you will notice that the smell is not so great.
THE RESULTS OF THE SMELL RESEARCH
1. Daffodil – ranks OKAY
2. Tulip – ranks OKAY
3. Alium – YUCK!
Thank you. Please Enjoy.
Myles and I thought he was gone but actually the squirrel was on vacation for two weeks! A robin told us the Red Squirrel had gone to Cicero, Illinois for rest and recreation. I don’t know anything about Cicero, Illinois maybe for squirrels it is a lovely place to visit this time of year.
I don’t care where the Red Squirrel took his vacation. He’s back now and as mean as ever. Today, the Red Squirrel returned to the Oak Tree dumping bird seed husks down on us! Myles and I had to run fast to our porch. This time I think I saw the Red Squirrel holding a large basket. Where did he get that from Cicero?
Today it is raining again like it did yesterday. I like the rain
it feeds my garden. It makes me happy to see much bright green
all around the valley near my house after the rain. I think Spring is the prettiest time of the year for trees. Their leaves look lime green and glow in the grey day.