Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Into The Woods

[All Photos - The Grower's Daughter]

Now that winter seems to have left us, I love taking our son for a walk in the woods behind our house. It's actually more of a ravine, than a woods, but it has trees and flowers and plenty of interesting things for a curious little boy.

It was so encouraging to see all the little flowers shouting Spring's arrival as we walked up and down the hills.

My son, of course, had to stop and smell each and every one, being sure to let me know that, they too, smell good.

Crocuses in the front garden.

The slopes of a whole hill are covered by these pretty little yellow flowers.

Taking a break on a log, watching the birds. Apparently, he is now too cool to smile for a picture. I said "Can you smile nicely for mummy, please?" to which he non-challantly replied "No." and then put his hands in his pocket. This kid kills me.

More crocuses, this time a more deep shade of purple-blue.


Believe it or not, but we had an exceptionally warm weekend. We went from about 5 degrees Celsius, to 25 degrees this Saturday! It was gorgeous. After a couple warm days, our lilac bushes, which are right outside one of our bedroom windows, began opening up! I can't wait.

Dramatic sniff - "Mm!"


  1. What beautiful photo's!! Love the last one the best looks like you had a refreshing outing making friends with nature!!


  2. I am soooooo happy to see buds and blooms!! I am so ready for Spring to come full blast!
    (and I laughed out loud at Willen's no-smile picture! What a stinker! lol!)

  3. Your pictures looks beautiful! I love the crocus in your garden. And your son is precious!

    We are having warm temps here in Chicago as well and I took a long walk. All of the trees are budding and blooming...I love it!


  4. He's a keeper! One day he's going to refuse to kiss his mummy cause he'll be too grown up.....don't worry that won't happen till he's about 15, and it won't last forever. Lovely post and photos! Robx

  5. What a sweet little guy, Maria! :) Our trees haven't started to bud, but my crocuses are finally up! Yay!

    xoxo laurie

  6. the last picture is just priceless maria. children are so beautiful that way. they really look and take it all in, everything is new to them. lovely tribute to stepping outside.

  7. The purple flowers are very pretty. I would love to grow some of those in my garden.

  8. What a fun activity for your kid. He surely enjoyed engaging with nature.

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