Today had to be the most beautiful day of the year so far!
It was so beautiful, that I just want to share it with you.
I want to send you the sound of the trees in the gentle breeze, the smell of the flowers and the freshly washed earth.
I’d like you to hear the bees, and the sound of the chirping birds. You would love the feel of the warm sun on your skin and the tickle of falling “helicopter seeds” hitting your nose.
If I could, I would send you the gentle cluck of the hens as they scratch for bugs, and let you feel the new, tender grass under your bare feet.
I’d like you to lay down and watch the big puffy clouds pass over you… giving you a chill, and then letting the sun come out again to warm you. I want you to see the depth of the blue in the bright sky.
I know I won’t be able to send you those things. But what I can do, is hope that you had a wonderful Spring day today where you are, and if not, that you enjoyed seeing these pictures of mine.
Part of the backyard.
Another VERY long worm!
These two photos are from Saturday evening while we were sitting out in the backyard… working on building a little camp fire!
I will get the whole story posted here soon. It’s been a little nutty around here this week.
Ha. Like it’s not every other week!! It’s just that my evenings are fuller than usual, and that is when I get to blog.
Well… I must abmit… busy is good. I would have too much time on my hands if I weren’t so busy… and then I’d get into trouble… probably. And we don’t need that again now do we?
I believe it was a good thing for me that we had three full days of rain. I needed a break from my obsessive pond digging, and nature needed a good washing! This morning was beautiful, the trees have buds on them, the grass is now bright green, and flowers are appearing along the edges of the yard. The birds are extremely happy today. They rejoice over the coming of Spring!
For my morning reading time, I was able to wrap up and sit out on the front porch, listening to the birds.
It was SO nice.
After cleaning up a large stick that Kiki chewed up in my living room, and sweeping up a broken glass dish that I accidentally dropped while feeding her, and starting a load on the “never-ending-laundry”… I made a very YUMMY breakfast drink, scrambled eggs & toast and called the boys up to start the day!
I think that my morning with the birds made it easier to get through this day with a grateful heart!
Today I sent the boys out on an scavenger hunt of sorts.
They were to find signs of Spring and collect them.
They were to take their time and think about all the ways one could tell that the forest was beginning to stir with Springtime! Find signs of life that has sat dormant through Winter.
They had a quest! And it would be flunked if they didn’t work together… cooperate… with kindness. They didn’t know that I was spying on them for the first few moments!! Then when they passed the test, I joined them! They didn’t know it, but if they had failed the test… they wouldn’t have been treated to Taco Bell on the way home from the dentist this afternoon.
But you know what? They did good!
They used their brains and came up with great answers to some of the demands on my list!
They actually got a long and had fun!!
YYYYYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYY for Spring!!
I look forward to Spring! I love the nice weather. The happy birds chirping wildly. The breeze skating through the trees. The colors that dot the yard. The warm morning sun on the front porch. The desire in all my kids to be outside so strong that they ask to do school out there!
Yep… Spring is good. Come on Spring… you are welcome here!
(Here’s a scavenger hunt for you! Go back up to the top photo – click on it if you want it bigger – and see if you can find the third boy! He is in there… I promise!)