18 May 2008

May

Yesterday was gorgeous. It started off wicked cold with us bundled in sweatshirts and blankets at Em and Zee's final soccer games of the season, this wayward arctic wind tearing through the field.

But then an early afternoon sun emerged, and I spread a blanket beneath the trees, gathered helicopter pods with Em and Elle, convinced my boys to play hopscotch (Bee has a new-found respect for the difficulty of "girl games"), and floated frisbees across the front lawn.

Every few minutes, a rush of wind flooded our street, twisting the trees. Thousands of maple seed pods spiraled down in slow-motion, winking amber in the sunlight.



It's a beautiful life.

8 comments:

Rebekah said...

***sigh***

I love days like this.

jen said...

such a poetic post. :D great pic. we love hopscotch around here. :D

Kimberly said...

It is, isn't it? I just had such a happy day. Despite the bugs.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a lovely day to me!

Randi said...

Spring is such a perfect time of the year

~love said...

what a cute picture! lqtm @ "girl games." = )

we had coats on again today...it better be 70's still in november!! = )

Randi said...

Spring is such a perfect time of the year

Melissa said...

Sounds like a lovely day to me!