Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When It Rains

We go out!  Well, ok that's not true.  When it's really raining, like it was yesterday, we stay inside and eat popcorn, nap and listen to Percy Jackson. (for the millionth time. I don't understand how they aren't sick of it yet.) When it's misting or just damp from last night's rain, we go outside!  Today we set out to explore the green in our backyard and see what treasures we could find after the rain.  I was hoping for some worms that we could re-home near our garden area, but no luck there.  We did find plenty of slugs though and even more wild blueberry bushes than we thought we had.  Best of all, both of our lilac trees have buds and are almost in bloom!  This means we'll have some beautiful smelling bouquets on the table soon.

Over the past few weeks, I've been watching the back yard slowly creep from a general pale brown to a bright, glowing green.  I love this part of Spring, before everything is really out in full bloom.  The little peaks of buds on trees, some small leaves already opening and waiting for the warm summer sun to wash over them.  Little patches of grass are starting to sprout in some parts of the yard, our seedlings are growing strong on the window sill inside - growing time is coming!

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