Monday, January 31, 2011

A Taste of Spring

One of the joys to me for living in the south is our normal mild winters. Here we are still in January and yesterday was absolutely beautiful! My son was so excited to be able to pull out the shorts and flip-flops!
Of course we've all had a little cabin fever after being stuck in the house for what seems like weeks with winter weather so the first thing on the agenda was to head out into the neighborhood and take a little Big Wheel ride!
We were in no hurry to get back to the house so we did a little exploring while we were out. We came across this dead butterfly. I'm not sure where he's been seeking shelter to avoid being destroy during all of our weather but regardless he was really beautiful! They are normally something you look at from afar so it was quite fun to get an up close and personal view.

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Next we decided to head down to the pond in our neighborhood. We literally would be able to spend hours there if we could. Unfortunately this is someones yard. The house is unoccupied for now but I'm sure it won't be for long.
Aaron and I sat back there dreaming about if this were our house. Maybe we could just tear this house down and move ours across the street....Wishful thinking, right!?
"I wish...I wish...I could play basketball and baseball..."
Such sweet innocent wishes! This was K's wish as he picked up this dandelion to blow off into the wind.
I was also able to snap a couple of pictures of E in his birthday shirt....A little late but better than never. Some of the pictures turned out okay...I think we'll need to have another "photo shoot" again soon though...
The Paper Mama
Now back to reality...The hi today is only in the mid 40's....Windy and Rainy. There is even talks of a bit of snow come Friday. We did enjoy it while we could though. It was a perfect taste of spring!
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18 comments:

  1. It was a lovely weekend, wasn't it? I'm glad you got to spend much of it outdoors. I love that dandelion shot!

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  2. So jealous of your warm weather. Lovely macro of the butterfly.

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  3. Sure does look like spring there!

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  4. It was a wonderful weekend, wasn't it?!
    Great photographs! I especially like the butterfly. Interesting perspective!

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  5. Same here. WONDERFUL warm weekend - cold & rainy today. Hello Monday. Can I go back to bed now?

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  6. Groundhog day real soon...maybe he'll predict an early Spring.

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  7. Beautiful Macro!!! So lucky to have such wonderful weather.....we just woke up to -29C here (-20F).....last week we were above freezing for a bit....just a taste!

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  8. Great pics, do you want to trade places??? It's quite nice here with 24degrees for the high today and lots of snow to play in!!!!!

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  9. Jess, one of these days you should make a collage of all the pictures that you have taken with A and the boys from the back, walking away or just .watching......( the 4th of July fireworks with K on his Dad's shoulders come to mind). What an unusual and neat collage!

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  10. Wasn't it amazing!? LOVE the dandelion capture. So cool!

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  11. That first picture says it all! We had it nice where we live, too. It was wonderful!

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  12. LOVE that dandelion shot, too perfect! I miss Spring terribly too! Happy Tuesday!

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  13. The weather here has been really cold at night, but during the day, it's okay, but not quite shorts weather yet. :)

    That dandelion shot is awesome!

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  14. Wow, Spring already!? We're experiencing another big snow storm as I type this. No sign of spring yet for us. But I will live vicariously through your photos :)

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  15. Oh, how lovely. Looks like someone's been having fun.

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  16. what gorgeous shots and how lovely to be warm! I do envy you.

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  17. I love those random mild days we have too. We had a 54 degree day last saturday and it was nice and we enjoyed it! But now its been 40's all day and raining like crazy and super windy! I love the pic of the dandelion and the last one of E!

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