Sunday, April 18, 2010

glorious spring.


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!

17 comments:

denise said...
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Sara said...

Such a beautiful Spring you are having. :) xx

Sam said...

What an amazing place! Such beauty everywhere. We would be in heaven there!

Francesca said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world! Perfect for tree huggers & climbers!

se7en said...

I love those turtles!!! Awesome!!! and the photo of them lying on the dock is the best!!!

Julia said...

Love the photos - particularly enjoyed sharing the beautiful flowers with you. Life is so good isn't it? :)

Emily Landmann said...

I've been following/enjoying your blog for about a year, but this is my first comment. :)

We live in the Madison area. Are these photos taken at Olbrich? Thinking my son would love to lay on his tummy and watch frogs/turtles, too. :)

Tara said...

Beautiful photos! I love the gardens:)

angelina said...

hi, just visiting. love the first photo, from an ants view! its a HUGE world!
xx

denise said...

Emily - Hi! :) Yes, Olbrich. There are a LOT of very busy and very loud singing frogs this week. My boys counted dozens and dozens before giving up and just watching. :) We go there often, and this time of year is our favorite.

anna said...

So much beauty.. the pink tree is perfect!

Astrid said...

Gorgeous!

Maybe we should have gone to the Olbrich Gardens today instead of the zoo....maybe our next time in Madison. I'm loving spring!

Anne said...

Beautiful flowers photos thanks for sharing them....:)

It a lovely gardens you went to.

Michelle said...

Great pictures Denise. I have never seen a turtle in the wild. Nor a frog. I am rather jealous.

Deb(bie Debbie Doo) said...

oh goodness - a turtle picture - well, we all know i love me some turtles!!!

Gift registry said...

Spring feels great. It's my most favorite season of the year. Those are magnificent photo. Love it!

Theresa said...

I LOVE those tulips!