i don't think i realized how much i longed for warm weather until it finally arrived. something that was missing was suddenly there. toasty dappled days with the yawning flowers hanging about. an infusion of birds and migrating flocks. the greening of the moss and the tapestry of tree blossoms. an abundance of miracles.
everyone happy outside. meals on the deck. tristan leaping from tree to sandbox to garden to bicycle. tashi soaking up vitamin d while reading, sketching, taking notes on the changes. dan dutifully raking the embarrassment of leaves that are impossible to deal with in one season. everyone gathering for an afternoon snack while chimes welcome the breeze.
these are our days now, where there is no barrier between the outdoors and the indoors.
tristan loves gathering a great bouquet of dafodils
the pitch back net came out today
apples are not of the spring, but an afternoon snack outdoors is!
gifts from the faeries that tristan has been finding around the yard
our own little faerie contemplating the sunflower seed pods a lovely friend gave us.
the first violet. all by herself by our new garden plot.
trucks trucks trucks, i love trucks. and sticks.
oh bumble bee oh bumble bee, you are so very very lovely
i adore seeing tristan lay down on the earth and take it all in.
though tick checks are routine.
(this was our most recent guest, a trapdoor spider. those are her legs holding up the disk of earth that is her door. creeping out of her hidey hole are her red babies. and the white webbing is her trip wire. it extends for a couple of yards, and vibrates when prey crosses it. trapdoor spiders are neither aggressive or poisonous to humans. i feel really quite honored by her presence, though certainly not without some revulsion!)