May 23rd, 2011

lilacs

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There's nothing nicer than going for a walk in May. The lilacs are blooming, the lupines are blooming, the rapeseed is glowing. The weedy edges of the meadows are leggy and exploding; and wisps float on the sunshine-filled air. A blackbird trills ahead of us; a hedge is filled with sparrows fluttering and busily rustling. Beech hedges shine in the sunlight and everyone we meet is smiling. A new neighbor's brand-new puppy gambols in the dandelions. At first, the kids didn't really want to go for the walk, but they warmed up to the idea. :)


Do I HAVE to go for a walk???


In the neighbor's garden: lupines in bloom!


Pretty Purple Pansies!


Too hard to scoot on the snail trail


Summer Snail Trail


The broken fence that allows people to slip through and take a shortcut through the field


Running up the hill so they can roll down it!


Birches in May


LILACS!


LOOK! LOOK! Nasturtium seedlings!!


Sunshine Kids