Lucy looks out the open door wanting us to get in the car and go.
Two happy Goldens, running in tandem.
Look at that smile!
Ellie sits for a minute to catch her breath. The smile doesn't leave her face.
North Carolina is called the Tar Heel State. (I'll have to write about that sometime.) UNC Chapel Hill (which is the REAL University of North Carolina) sports teams are the Tar Heels. Their team color is sky blue.
So we say around here, "You know that God is a Tar Heel because he made the sky Carolina Blue."
We have had these gorgeous blue skies and unbelievably warm weather all week (along with the occasional thunderstorm). It looks and feels much more like late April than mid-March. The bears have been foraging for weeks now. The fruit trees are blooming and some of the farms in the middle of the state already have strawberries. Our average latest frost in Transylvania County is in early May and we have had significant freezing weather in April. A hard freeze next month will be devastating for some of the apple crop.
Speaking of politics, Newt Gingrich made a statement last week that Romney was not a certainty as the GOP presidential candidate. He noted that he and Santorum together have a lot of delegates to take to the GOP convention. To which Jon Stewart quipped, "Yeah. And me and LaBron together made 36 points."
Our quote for the week is again from Marcus Aurelius:
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
HAVE A GOLDEN WEEKEND, EVERYONE!