Last night, after a day of gardening, we unwound and eased sore muscles in the hot tub.Â The sky was clear, the moon bright and the stars amazing.Â Our winter here by the sea has been so mild that weâve had almost no snow.Â Compare that to Mt. Washington just 35 minutes drive away with almost 4 meters!
Itâs only February 23, but spring is coming fast.Â Look at the pictures I took from Gabiâs room at 10:30 this morning.Â Itâs a little hazy now but should burn off by noon.
We are busily getting the garden and grounds ready and enjoying the warm sun while outside.Â Buds are everywhere!Â Weâve pruned the hydrangeas, wisteria vine, berry bushes and lots more.Â As soon as we are sure of no more freezes weâll bring out the fountain and start it up.Â We are going to dig out a small pond for it so there wonât be so much splashing on the front porch.Â The only tricky part will be convincing Tip and Pocos, our two Flat Coats, to stay out of the pond.
Weâve just launched our new website and hope youâll pay it a visit and let us know what you think.Â It also has some terrific specials for 2 and 3 night stays.Â Weâd love to hear from you.
All the best,
Walter and Haideh