It’s snowy, blowy, and cold.
I know. It’s April. In Saskatchewan. Of COURSE it’s snowy, blowy, and cold….
BUT IT WAS REALLY NICE!
I thought spring was actually here. I shared pictures of us outside in the lovely warm glow of the sun. Shared a picture of the new life peeking through the old rot. And now. Now. After all the early, lovely, life affirming spring time lovelies. Now, it’s snowy, blowy, and cold.
I’m staying inside today. Here’s a picture from my window:
Okay… so it wasn’t an entire afternoon. Our household has been a little under the weather lately, and I think we all needed a little fresh air in our lungs. So despite not being all better yet, we spent close to an hour at the zoo today. While it may not have done much for us physically, it did a lot for our spirits – which makes a BIG difference. Hopefully we’ll be all better soon, but at least we aren’t feeling as blue since making our brief escape.
And here’s a bonus picture today… me peeking out from behind my camera while looking into an animal enclosure (with a mirrored backing). I like the reflection on the closest pane of glass too.
Here it is folks… proof that spring has sprung on the Canadian Prairie. Wow! Can’t believe we aren’t still buried under snow… it is still March, right? We’re usually still partially under snow in MAY!
Yep. Can you believe it? Little growing things popping out from under the autumn leaves (don’t know why folks insist on raking them up, they are SOOO good for your yard).
Okay… this is kind of a random image. LOL But this is one of Lily-Ann’s toys, that I think we can say for certain is now a dog toy. The dog’s dog toy. They must have dragged it out to the yard at some point during the Winter, and here we find it, during Spring thaw. LOL And the funny thing is, this isn’t a little stuffy. This thing, at the narrowest part of it’s waist, is about 14″ across. So how they got this out with no-one noticing is beyond me. LMAO
I took this picture from my parent’s sun room, looking down into their back yard.
The wee girlie and I headed out just after an early lunch to meet our dear friends Amber and Ainsley at the park today. Amber is my most trusted friend, and Ainsley is one of Lily-Ann’s favorite buddies. It just kinda worked out that Amber and I met, and met again (a couple of times) before becoming friends. By chance we are on the exact same page as one another on pretty much everything, from politics to parenting. LOL And we both had baby girls three months apart… (just before becoming good friends). Fate kept throwing us together until we took the hint. So it’s super awesome that, through our friendship, Ainsley and Lily-Ann have a built in buddy.
Anyway…. I took my camera along with us to the park. Only snapped about ten pictures, and two of my favorites happen to be of Amber and Ainsley. Look at Amber’s face. Nothing more wonderful in the world than the way she is looking at her baby girl. You know that wee girlie is treasured and loved beyond measure. Lovely!
I love Spring… mostly, I love the reappearance of all the life that had been hiding beneath the snow.
This little guy had been watching us while we were out walking. In the Spring, Squirrels are fearless. I couldn’t believe how close he let me get before scampering up the tree.