Spring is in Bloom

Although Spring is in bloom and pollen has covered everything (at least it's the same color as my van) the cold weather and rain that has come for a few days visit is welcomed. Hopefully it will clear the air around here. I took some pictures a day or two before the storms came for Shannon. It's a gorgeous pear tree and she loves flowers! Hmmm, okay, I do too ;)

Now, to go along with the crazy TX weather we are all aware of, I have something to add to the craziness. As you all know (who live here) we are having a lot of rain and it's VERY cold right now in March. At 2 am this morning Jason and I were woken up to something out side that sounded like a child or young woman crying in our back yard for help. We woke up at the same time and at first I thought it was Michael off in the distance because I was trying to make sense of what I was hearing from being in a deep sleep. Jason and I got out of bed right away...more like we flew out of bed to rescue the call and I followed the sound to the door in my bedroom while Jason was asking if it was a person and so while my heart was falling with fear because it sounded like a person who was crying for help, I moved the curtains and look out the window and see nothing and no one. As I was looking, Jason asked me a second time if it was a person and I said "I don't see anyone". Then my heart fell again and I left him investigate out back while I went anxiously to check on my children. They were all accounted for and sleeping safe and sound which is the best feeling a mother could have. I was still half asleep. I leave walking back down the hall to my room with a temporary sigh relief but still wondered who or what was outside. I get back to the bedroom to see Jason closing the door in our room, I ask him if he saw anything and he said "A very wet scared black cat." It ran off when he walked out side with the flash light.

We could not believe how it really sounded like a person. I have owned a few cats in my life time and I have never heard one sound like that. I have heard people say that a cat can sound like a baby or child etc...but now we believe it!! It really did sound like a child crying for help. I get goose bumps just writing about it! Y'all should have heard it! I felt bad for the poor cat. It was a stray and obviously wet and very very very cold. Being cold is one thing but wet and cold is just down right painful! I have been there! We went back to bed but 4 am came very early and poor Jason felt like he had not slept at all so he was very slow this morning and dreading going in today for another day of physical pain that I reminded him will save his life. Although he knows this training can and will save his or his partners ilfe it helped to hear it and that I support it. I told him I would rather him go through tourcher like this everyday than to live the rest of my life without him. I admire him, he keeps going even with all the bruise and banged up body parts feeling like he may die on some days.

So on to the pictures! Here you are Shannon. The Pear Tree blooming! P.s...it was cloudy outside. I should take more when it's sunny and beautiful!


  1. The Hall's said...
    We are awakened to that sound a lot! There is one that stays right outside our bedroom window and I used to swear it was a person!
    JGWmom said...
    I too am familiar with the cat cry! It is eerie! Just wait til you hear them scrapping! We had a couple fighting on the roof of our house here one time and it just about scared me to death!
    Your pear tree is BEAUTIFUL!!! When it begins to shed the blooms, usually on a very windy day, it will seem like it is snowing. I plan to plant at least one of these in my "future dream yard" one day! Thanks for the pics! They WARMED my heart!!! I told Cameron that the flowers in Mobile are one of the big things I'm looking forward to when we go home next week for Spring Break. My family has told me the azaleas and the dogwoods are just starting to bloom so they should be perfect when we get there. I'll be sure to take pics for you!
    Love Ya!
    queen of sheba said...
    ooooh, Cameron, That would annoy me if I had to hear it a lot!

    Shannon--that is the perfect word to describe it, "EERIE". I have heard the scrapping plenty of times but this cry for help threw me off.

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