Saturday, April 5, 2008

Vibrant Spring

It's finally here! After five long months of bone-chilling cold, heavy grey skies, and winter coats, boots, hats, mittens, and gloves, it's spring. This weekend marks the first weekend in Chicago with highs in the 60s since October. Oh yeah, baby!

After a morning session, we took the family outside to try on the bike helmets and tricycles. My favorite thing is a nature tour of the yard. Delight filled my eyes as I took the walk around the yard looking to see what new growth was pushing its way through the soft, moist soil. Daylilies! Hydrangea! Daisies! It's official. Winter is over! Sing praises to my favorite time of year.

Spring also marks the beginning of outdoor photography! Hurray!!!!! I grabbed my camera as we hit the park. What fun! My daughter said "no pictures, mom". But we compromised that I would take photos of her playing. No posing today. Good enough. I'm not sure which is more vibrant: the gleaming red slide or their joyful expressions.






6 comments:

Allison said...

What fantastic shots, Julie! They look like they are having a blast! I am glad that spring has sprung in IL!

Ali said...

These are gorgeous Julie! They look like something from a holiday brochure.

meggie said...

aaaaaaah look a that bright color and sun!! so jealous! they look so happy to be outside too!! :)

Julie M said...

Thanks Allison, Ali, and Megan!

Picture Perfect said...

Hooray for spring! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Denise Snyder said...

They're so cute!!!!!!!!! Looks like fun!