Sunday, April 18, 2010
Everything is in bloom! I tell ya, it feels good to see the green sheen in the distant trees, see the green grass, pass fields of yellow dandelions, and watch everything bud and bloom. Even with crazy high pollen counts we just HAVE to get out to look at it all! The boys knew they just had to go visit their favorite frog pond at our local gardens - so that was our first stop.
We were thinking that it was that time, and sure enough we could hear the (very loudly) singing frogs long before we were in view of the pond. The pond was full of frogs and little turtles.
The boys were lovin' it. While they lay down on the dock watching the frogs for ages, I was crawling around on my knees along the paths, taking photos of bees and flowers and grass. ;) Too glorious to miss.
We were all eventually drawn to the herb garden and then the amazing magnolia and apple blooms. The white petals flew around us like snow.
Of course the boys found the perfect tree - and with so many deeply pink petals fluttering around, they had to get up INTO the tree a little to be enveloped by it all.
Yep, tree huggers for sure!
We are lucky in Wisconsin to have so much beauty in every single season. We walk around with our mouths hanging open sometimes, it seems, in awe of just how much color and life there is.
Of course even just a big lawn of green grass and sunshine is a magnet for us too. Ahhh.
During spring every single day brings some new blossom or bud or leaf. There is so much happening, we don't want to miss a thing!