Saturday, May 24, 2014

Beautiful Springtime...

...Is just bursting in full glory here.
I took a drive to the Canadian boarder yesterday and the valley was full
of lilacs - every shade of purple and many abundant white blooms too.


Boys and mud and tractors and backpacks and hikes...


Girls and cartwheels and wagons and frogs and purring cats...


No... no official garden for me this year.  However, we put up some swallow
boxes just in time to have swallows move in and start families where we
could watch them up close.
Also we have a newly-logged, sunshiny, perfect place (soon to be enclosed by fence)
to plant some fruit trees finally!
Again, love.

Here on the mountain violets and trillium bloom, the huckleberries are
showing promise of summer picking.  Robins build nests, burn piles are lit
and fill the air with scents of  wood-smoke which combine with the blooming
fragrances and make a smell like "cookies baking" (according to Bryce).

Double triple quadruple love :-)

Baby cheeks

a smidge of green lawn just big enough

three utility wagons

a motley crew of old bikes

some imagination

Big brothers with kind and gentle hearts plus long legs and man-muscles taking form...

So much love.


Jaclyn Trafton said...

Oh my such sweet kiddos!! This whole post had me smiling, so much happiness!

Jana said...

I really enjoyed this post. :) Such good memories those kiddos will have of their childhood.

Momma Bug said...

Well since you know what REALLLY goes on here, that is nice to hear :-D So wonderful to share this season with such dear dear friends!

Anonymous said...

LOVED this post!!!!!! :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't believe big your "babies" are now!

1HappyWife said...

So sweet! These barefoot, mud covered days filled with activity are so wonderful. I could sit back all day and soak it in. Your pictures capture it so beautifully. Sweet memories to look back on and enjoy as the years pass too quickly.

Huckleberries don't grow around here but my sister-in-law brought us huckleberry jam and candies from Montana many years ago. They were so good, they left an impression :).

Momma Bug said...

I remember when growing up in California, my grandparents bringing Huckleberry jam back from Montana too!
Come visit. I have to tell you, that Huckleberries are BEST strait off the bush :-D