Friday, March 12, 2010

got mud?

ah, yes. all signs of spring are welcome, even if it is mud.
and, boy, have we got MUD!
i can't wait to get that grass planted!

two pheasant roosters strolling along the treeline.
i took this picture from the deck, they are a little too far away for my camera.
but we were so excited to see them that i wanted to include this picture.

an interesting fungus amongus in the wet leaves.

the path through the trees opens up into a clearing. the boys are tossing a football around and i am trying hard to capture the moment in a photograph, but they are moving too fast.

time is moving too fast. i remember the day each of them was born as if it were yesterday. and now they are big, and confident, and exploring their worlds, and becoming more independent everyday.
*sigh* if only i really could capture these moments.

out for a little hike, trying to walk off the cabin fever we've had for the past few months and soak in the warmer temperatures. the breeze has the feel of spring. the birds can feel it, too, and they are announcing spring's arrival from the tree tops! we saw a dozen robins the other day and a blue bird. it is time to clean out the bird houses and make way for the new nests.

this is a ramp that the guys put up on a hill for sledding. now that the snow is gone we have discovered that it has become a busy little community!

underneath we found some little baby mice.
better way out here in the field than my kitchen!

everyday gift: a family walk after dinner


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for a mud room, eh? Have a great week! -NKH

rainydaymichele said...

Wow, that's lots of mud! Great photos as usual, friend. Love them all.

Patty said...

I just love all your photos! Cute baby mice, nice big buck, bittersweet thoughts about the kids growing up. It is so fun to celebrate their accomplishments, though. My 5 yo is catching on to reading now, and it's so fun to see the look of satisfaction on her face when she reads a story - but I miss the baby talk, and all the snuggles, and how she would keep coming back to me for a bit of reassurance during the day...