it is that unpredictable time of year when you don't know whether to pull on a t-shirt or turtleneck, when you might be showered with rain, snow, or a sunny spring warmth.
earlier in the week we were gifted with sweet seasonal comfort, coupled with the growing light, allowing more outdoor time after tristan's school day.
every time we wander through the woods around our home i feel fortunate. and when the little creek has a healthy flow of water, even more so.
so much inspiration for the sketch pad
there are always great discoveries when we march around in the woods. sometimes it's the clearest bits of quartz, a rusty old truck, a certain grove or land formation that makes the perfect fort, fish in the creek, feathers, bits of nature art.
and always there are bones.
sometimes you walk as the dog walks, ducking under branches, skipping around thorns, splashing through the creek, and navigating fallen trees.
sometimes she gets very impatient with you as you stop to study something with your camera.
while i would welcome one more snow fall, i'm looking forward to the ease of slipping outside without jackets and hats, ready to explore the emerging season.