Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An evening with spring. (& WIP Wed)

This evening I decided to mix things up a bit, always a stretch for me on a school night, and bring a simple dinner to the park near Paul's office so we could see the lovely spring flowers that bloom here every year.

Elizabeth, especially, loves checking out all the varieties of violets.

Finn tends to be more interested in the statues in the children's garden, which are awfully sweet.

The creek is always a popular attraction, even if it isn't as accessible as some of the creeks at the other parks we frequent.

Then there are the spring flowers...

dressed in their finest...

dancing the spring away.

They draw you in so that you can't resist feeling their beauty in attempt to absorb their vibrant colors.

And there's the wildlife.

We found several fuzzy caterpillars. Paulie became quite friendly with his.

Eventually, our time began to run short.

And the kids found a new home for their caterpillar friends.

We waved goodbye and promised to visit again soon.

On the crafting front, it's mostly more of the same. I completed the other mitten for Elizabeth's set which she was more excited about than I expected considering the fact that it's 80 degrees now.

Finn's other sock is complete as well. He, on the other hand, does not think he needs any more socks as he "already has lots of socks!" I'm sure we'll get some use out of them though, and I was very excited to finish knitting my first pair of socks!

Next up is this lovely skein of hand-dyed wool by Ester Bitran. Hopefully, I'll have more to share about it next week.


  1. Lovely spring pictures! And your knitting projects are beautiful. Love those mittens and the itty-bitty socks are just too cute.

  2. That sounds like a fun way to mix things up a bit. That statue of the little boy with the airplane looks just like one at a park near me!

  3. That photo of Finn wit the statue is just precious!!

  4. Oh my goodness, those socks look fabulous! Were they hard?

  5. I haven't been over to visit in awhile and I've missed your beautiful photos. So lovely! I especially like the socks! :)

  6. The magic of Spring!
    It looks like a wonderful day! : )

  7. You pictures just keep getting better! the flowers are so pretty!!

  8. it has been so beautiful! I'm almost glad for a little dreariness to help me relax!

  9. Dear Joy

    I do love your post title. A Happy Spring to you and your family. I love to see new growth. Spring has to be my favorite Season.

    A happy day to you
    Warm regards

  10. These photos are amazing, what beautiful shots on the beginning of Spring


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