…until all that wonderful, dead, brown grass started showing through! I can’t believe how much snow has gone today. And you can actually see patches where the grass is starting to look greener. This is the view from our side of the apartment building — it faces east, so we see sunrises and is away from the street and traffic noise. The real bonus is that the sun is off our side of the building by noon in the summer and stays much cooler.
Below, I snapped this through a grimy window on the north side of the building which faces the busiest street in the town proper. The street you see in the photo holds the hospital and new super (high) school, as well as several apartment buildings and new residential areas. The building is surrounded by many mature trees.
Again, taken through a window on the second floor (below), what promises to be a lovely sunset. You can’t see it in this photo, but it was actually snowing a bit. You can see that there is very little snow left on the ground. Yay! The sun sets behind the buildings of the older, very quaint part of town — in between, that’s a large farm pasture.
It may be wishful thinking, but I do believe I see swollen buds on this forsythia, just outside the superintendent’s apartment! So, though I’ve never really been fond of the colour brown, it sure is nice to see it this time of year!
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