This is the last week of the #30x30challenge. We've been really lucky that we've had such fair weather for the past two weeks. It's been amazing to watch the environment almost explode into summer. Some days have reached into the 30s already. It's hard to even call this spring, and we've got over a month yet before it's officially summer. There are lots of blooming trees and bushes right now, though.
You didn't venture far today. Just to the lot behind our apartment building. But the weather was so nice. When I was pregnant with Little Poppet, I used to imagine her learning to crawl in this open field. Now that I actually walk through it, I realise there's just a little bit too much Canada goose poo for my liking. haha
|Amid all this greenery and life, there's still evidence of what a harsh winter it was. The rabbits and deer were hungry.|
Speaking of geese, we walked along the canal today, that leads to the lake. Saw some geese, and lots of people fishing.
We walked around our neighbourhood today and looked at some of the gorgeous houses that we wish we lived in. We can afford to, but there's no reason to buy, since we could end up moving when Husband lands his dream job. In the meantime, we just walk around, and dream of mortgages and gardens.
|Found some Star-of-Bethlehem growing by the side of the road amongst some clover|
More geese... and goslings too! And ducks and ducklings! You guessed it--we walked to the lake again today! It was much too cold for a swim, but I bet it will be nice in a few days!
We took a quick stroll along the waterway again today. The birds were so loud, Little Poppet kept straining her head this way and that to see who was chirping at her.
I spotted wild strawberries in bloom. (must remember where I saw them, so I can eat them before the bunnies find them. mwahahahaha)
We went back to the community garden today to see the progress! There was a big bumblebee digging in the dirt (I've never seen that before).
Today was such a blast! We decided to walk to the beach, and let Little Poppet experience her first time "swimming" in a lake, and playing in sand. Being a typical mother, I spent a concerted effort slathering her in sunscreen and neglected to show myself such attention. I ended up with a bit of a burn on my back. Ooops.
Husband refused to get into the lake past his knees--he decided it was too cold--but Little Poppet and I (the true Finnish Canadians) went for it. She splashed excitedly whenever I'd dunk her in, and erupt into fits of giggles when I'd lift her back out, as if to say, "Cold water! What a rush!! OK... AGAIN!"
Day 28: Finally an ugly day! Haha! Thankfully it only started to rain after we got home. Little Poppet and took a stroll somewhere we'd never been before today--under the bridge. I've always known there was a park under there, but we'd never ventured there before. We spent some time picking some lilacs for the apartment, and watched a policeman and his K9 play fetch.
Day 29: The second last day of our 30X30 Nature Challenge! Today we strolled around the neighbourhood, went to the park, ate a swing, went on a fast mosquito-infested walk through the woods, saw a cardinal, and came back home! When we left, it was threatening to rain. But then the sun came out in full force!