This giant pine was behind our home, next to our garden. It was removed, along with three other trees on our property. Although it was sad for all of us to have them taken out, we have plans for garden expansion and perhaps a few fruit trees. The latter was the only acceptable reason to the girls to take the trees out. They have declared that they each have enough savings to buy a tree of their own, a pear tree for Mathea and a plum tree for Mairi.
Down. Amazing what light came into my office window. And how many unnoticed cobwebs there were!
These little guys were in a nest at the top of this pine. The workers were able to keep the nest intact and not handle the babies, and after a few hours the mother squirrel returned and carried them off to a quickly made new home (sorry mama!)
After asking for french braids, she couldn't resist decorating the rest of her hair. Complete with a scrap of fabric used for a doll towel. She went to school this way.
Swimming in the tub. What else to do when you want it to be spring and it insists on snowing? Oh, I know, here are a few other ideas...
Have a dance party with your sister! She put this ensemble together on her own, black boots and all.
Inhale tulips. The very essence of spring. Enjoy them. Love them. Sing to them. Bandage their leaves when torn accidentally. Make them the best 6 dollars mom ever spent.
And make cookies. Chocolate cookies. The kind where little girls are allowed to lick the batter bowl clean. Twice.
And on days when the sunshine and wind allow, take a walk to the local park. Bring a friend!