the blog world is always a little depressing for me this time of year. everyone seems to be days and weeks ahead of us here in the north. they are enjoying warm temperatures and blossoming trees.here we are behind the rest of the world , slowly waking up from our hibernation . but there are signs, large puddles are forming where snow used to be, mud ( a necessary evil) and pussy willows , they are not blossoms but they are a promise that some will be here soon. at our building project the boiler was finally started this week and as the house finally warmed up I am told that a couple of butterflies emerged from their cocoon in the den !