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April 22, 2008

feelin' groovy

We took a family hike today along the Vermilion River in my continuing attempts to train life-long hiking buddies. The girls walked over a mile with only some complaining and Teresa up on Billy's shoulders part of the time. I had a bunch of campfire songs ready to sing to them when they got grouchy on the uphill parts. They weren't too into the singing but they didn't object as much as they used to, I think because they were just happy that I was in such a good mood. I was so glad to be all together among the spring wildflowers just starting to peep out that I sang Feelin' Groovy to myself and really meant it. I felt like I was enjoying myself as much as I possibly could, giddy with sunshine and new growth that seems like such a miracle after the dead-boring winter. Here's a very partial list of what was growing and alive that I know the names of: flowers- may apple, trout lily, spring beauty, cut leaf tooth wort (seriously, I'm not making that up), bluebells and violets; animals- chipmunks, geese and their goslings (so cute!), swans, spring peepers, big bluegill and lots of little minnows. I just don't want to miss anything this spring, I want to see it all happen. Tadpoles becoming frogs, plum blossoms bursting open, tiny rose leaves poking out all dark red. I want to take it all in and celebrate with this flower party that's getting started all around me.

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 22, 2008 12:41 AM

How beautiful! Georgia looks like a bonafide self made Pippy Longstocking. You can tell she's really growing up now! Just like your flowers.
All my love

Posted by: Lucy in Chile at April 22, 2008 06:58 PM