I taught the girls to play hopscotch this weekend. Is that bad that they have never played before? We rarely go to the park either. Always to the forest though! And plenty of hopping around anyhow.
It was nice and sunny when they asked if I would show them, a good use for the out of place square of concrete at the foot of our front steps, but by the time we even finished drawing the squares the dark clouds were moving in. Still a bit of time for play though, they loved it of course... The rain did come and wash it away, but they drew it again, and then it rained again, and then they drew it again, throughout the weekend.
I discovered this too, you may have to look closely to see, drawn on the board, hopscotch for fairy house people, of course.
Chloe discovered a deer's face on this big rock. Do you see it?
I discovered this pretty little broom waiting to sweep the front steps.
And I admired this wild rose growing with the Oregon grape in the flower bed.
The most exciting discovery of all...
the first blooming dandelions! This was a much celebrated moment!
Though Chloe looks pretty excited here too. I have no idea what she is looking at.
And now you know that I still have not pulled that super tall mullein stalk out of the garden bed.
We were all so happy to spend some time working on the garden when it wasn't raining. Our garlic is coming up, the chives are growing super fast, and we planted some first seeds, kale, mustard greens, and some lettuces. We have a little overwintered spinach experiment going on too, hopefully that will be growing well soon. Growing. Happiness...
And one last special picture... Chloe had the camera, the storm was coming, we were about to go in, she took this picture just as the first flash of lightening lit the sky. And then we hurried inside! And it rained and it rained and it rained. And it was so very nice!