Saturday, April 21, 2012

Signs of Spring - April 21, 2012

I had been out at Glenbow ranch on the weekend to pick up a copy of the newsletter when I saw some crocuses on the side of the hill. My camera was in the car and I was in a bit of a hurry so I wasn't able to grab any shots.

A few days later I was out at lunch talking a quick walk along the hill in Bridgeland to see what the city skyline looked like when I spotted some crocuses blooming in the dog park. I was somewhat surprised to see them there and went back a couple days later after work to make some shots. Lying on the ground seemed to be a good vantage point for this kind of thing - I just had to watch out for poop and unleashed dogs that were interested in checking me out.

Signs of Spring

A few days later I was back again! It had been raining all day and after work I had to pick up Clare from school - she was late because she had to practice for the school play. We'd gone to the Starbucks in Bridgeland for a tea latte and a coffee when I thought about the flowers that were near by, how they'd be all wet and how they were fuzzy and how the fuzz might have trapped some water droplets so I had this vision of what the flowers would look like and of course I had to go see. I asked Clare if she wanted to go - luckily for me she said yes but I probably would have made her go regardless.

So this time I was lying on the ground watching out for poop with unleashed dogs checking me out and I was getting all wet in my work clothes because really; you need to get up close and personal with flowers and lying on the wet ground in the rain is a small price to pay for such a fantastic view.

Spring rains

Later it turned out that everyone forgot Clare had to be at the Boys and Girls club for cooking class. So it was a race to get her there. She made chocolate chip muffins and ate them all herself.

Thanks for looking.

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