Lately, each morning, I have the incredible urge to throw open the sliding glass doors and belt out the song “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma.
Oh, What a beautiful mornin’,
Oh, What a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin’
Ev’erything’s goin’ my way.
The Interior is in the middle of the big thaw (breakup). There has been sunshine just about every day, and it even warmed up to 63F a few days ago. While I still have quite a bit of snow coverage in my yard, the depth of the snow has gone from a high of 2′ to about 6 inches. There are bare spots opening up everywhere, and in the lower parts of the yard, there are now puddles. Hopefully the puddles will be absorbed into the ground quickly, so as not to encourage mosquito breeding.
A few days ago, I picked up my friend Abby, and we went to lunch. We ate at the Regency Hotel (Regency Cove Restaurant) - a first time for her, and only the third time I’ve had lunch there. The food wasn’t bad at all, and the tables were full with the business lunch crowd. I like the ambiance at The Regency; the lighting is dim and there are beautiful fish tanks throughout. I tend to forget it’s there as a dining option, unfortunately.
After lunch, we stopped by The Stash for a few minutes. I took new framed and matted photographs in last week, and wanted to see if they had been hung. Only a few are on the wall, as of yet. The owners are planning to rearrange the store - moving some items to the front, and removing old stock and replacing it with new stock, in time for the summer tourism season. It’s going to be a large undertaking, as the store is busting its seams with beautiful new items. If you’re local, stop by and check it out. The Stash is located at 535 3rd Avenue, Suite B, near Mt McKinley Bank. You’ll find photographs, note cards, jewelry, soap, fudge, and so much more. If you happen to go in looking for some of my work, and don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to email me: email@example.com
From there, we just had to stop by Creamers Field and see the geese. It’s nice to see huge puddles (the size of small ponds actually) where the piles of snow used to be. The geese and ducks are loving it, and so are we! The fence line is often crowded with parked cars now, as folks stop at the fields to watch the geese on their lunch break or in the middle of running errands.