"It seems strange to say, but what can help modern man find the answers to his own mystery and the mystery of him in whose image he is created, is silence, solitude -- in a word, the desert. Modern man needs these things more than the hermits of old." Catherine Doherty

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vermont's FIFTH season,...Muuuuuuud season!

The birds are singing, the temperatures are rising the sap is flowing and the river is running,..
As the snow melts at a rapid pace we enjoy the mud season sports of driving sideways up the driveway, the ankle deep suction on the way to the barn and the never ending trail of foot prints through out the house.

As promised I am giving a little pictorial trip down my arch nemesis, the driveway, or as we often refer to it, "the devil's backbone" to see how much fun mud season can be. Whether walking up it, sliding down it at odd angles or simply spraying mud all around, the ground texture is perfect for the season. 

The ruts and bumps leave scattered pieces of car parts in your wake.

 Don't hit the breaks too hard heading down the first hill! Unless you want to see the trees real close up!

Oh and don't forget our own driveway version of a river runs through it...

This driveway can  be a real inspiration for prayer around this time of year.

Once the house in sight, its safe to say we'll make it. But there is still a
lot of snow to melt so this is just the beginning of the mud bog challenge!

The cat seems to be the only one who has found a way to get around this time of year,..
But the good side, there are flowers coming up by the house!

Ah spring in Vermont, the sugaring, the rivers, the flowers, the mud!
But better not take the snow plow off yet, we had 2 feet of snow last April 1st.

Hope you are high and dry where ever you are,

Pax et Bonum from

The Mary Theotokos Center