Our most exciting find: the first blossoms of the year!
|sorry for the terrible photo, but they were up high!|
It's always a bit thrilling to see a hint of spring, isn't it? (Yes, it is still in the 70s here, so pretty spring-like! But it's still fun to see those obvious seasonal changes appear.) I had our "first blossoms" sighting marked on January 25th of last year, so it's right about time. During the next couple days while out and about, I looked to see blossoms elsewhere around town, and I only saw them in one other place--and those trees were at about the same stage of blossoming as the ones by our house. It's nice to know that our little park is a great place for us to observe the first blossoms in our city! I'll be filing that mental note away for springs to come--and, of course, it went into our journals and Calendar of Firsts too.
We also watched a pair of woodpeckers (either Downy or Hairy--I can never tell them apart) chasing each other around a couple trees down the street. We have seen woodpeckers many times, but never on our own block.
|Isn't my 4yo's woodpecker just the sweetest you've ever seen?|
And then there were the usual sights: sycamore balls (which never cease to be a favorite with bigs to littles), black walnuts, acorns, crows, squirrels, clover...
...and last but not least, I spotted a couple really cute babies. I've definitely seen them before, but it's a thrill every time. ;)