Thursday, April 2, 2009

Walk with Nature

Today ended up as a rainy day and not much to do outside. So my 3 kids and I went for a nature hike before and during the rain. We have alot to explore around our home and we try and take different directions daily. Take a journey with us today as I show you one of our adventures.

We do not live right on the water, there is a small lot between us and the lake but this is at our summer time neighbor's cottage. The shore on the other side belongs to my parents in the first picture.
The shore.
I just loved the way the lake looks so I took lots of pictures.
If the island was not in the picture, I'm not sure whether you could tell which was sky and which was the lake. They look the same. The ice is sure breaking now and after the rain is done I'm sure there will be none left.

Coming down the hill was easy but going back up is not. Very steep hill. Glad I do not live on the bottom of this one in the winter.

Another pic of the steep hill.

Yea, we made it to the top. Now we are at our back entrance driveway. Very beautiful sight in the fall.

Main driveway. Yep, looking a little muddy now. Had to add this one. My little fella's like to take a push toy with them sometimes so today it was the wheelbarrow for this guy. Frustrating though for him. It kept getting stuck in the mud. Poor dude!

And to end our adventure today, the only pretty color showing yet. A beautiful red sumac seed pod.

Gardens are Begging

Unfortunately all I can do in my gardens right now is LOOK. I had a bad fall this past winter and my wrist took all the damage. I guess we can now call it a flare up which means I cannot even put boots on my boys, it hurts so much. And then I look at my gardens who are begging for some attention. At least one of them is for sure.

It is a complete mat of leaves. The tulips, daffodils, muscari are trying so hard to break through their barrier. Even an iris is trying.

And then there is this to be finished. Still lots of raking and a elm tree that had to be cut down still needs the bush man (yes that would be my husband) to finish cutting it up.

But look what is coming up there on the side of the hill. LOTS and LOTS of lilies. So there is some hope. Now if my wrist would just cooperate.

Another thing that is not cooperating right now is the skies. I've had enough rain but the sky says something else. Like the old saying goes April showers bring May flowers.