That’s what the high was for today and we couldn’t have been happier. We decided that we had to commemorate the gorgeous weather by donning shorts (or capris in my case) and going on a family hike to our favorite natural place in our city, Fish Creek Park, Canada’s largest urban park according to Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture.
This is what Bruce did just as soon as he knew he was coming along. He raced out the door with the boys and the minute they opened the car door, this is where he was found. Ready and waiting.
“Umm… helloooo… are you coming or what?”
I’ll spare you a lot of talk… We had a great time. I took lots of pictures.
First thing we saw was this, only I didn’t have my zoom lens on so I only got this tiny far away picture. Grrr!
Whenever we go on walks there are a great many sticks involved.
And I take pointless pictures of trees. Is it so weird that I love bare branches? (I put a watercolor effect on this one.)
Everyone gets adventuresome and exploratory and very scientific in their discoveries. There are always tracks to be followed, scents to be tracked and surely wild, and probably poisonous, animals lurking around every corner.
In this case, there were “antses” that needed to be examined closely. VERY closely.
And then there are the bugs that Mom likes to chase…
(those are actually two different pictures, not just the same picture developed differently… it sat nice and still for me.) :^)
My toddler insisted on walking for at least part of the way. Because we didn’t want to walk quite that slowly he rode in the stroller for much of it though.
I don’t get enough pictures taken of me with my kids so I shoved the camera over into the hands of The Pastor and he wielded it quite effectively don’t you think?
Branches… logs, sticks… they all are likely subjects for me…
Bruce was in doggy heaven. His nose was about to come unglued it was so happy.
He lifted his leg to about 2,749 trees and shrubs. Really, he couldn’t have been any happier.
I think few people really and truly enjoy warm weather as much as residents of Canada (or maybe Siberia and Sweden too.) When the weather is nice you really feel a part of the community because it seems that just about everyone and their dog is out enjoying it. I love that about the arrival of warmer temperatures here. Nobody takes it for granted. We squeeze every drop of life out of the warm months.