We try to get out-of-door in all the seasons–and in western, upstate NY, we do get all the seasons! Recently we had our first bike-ride to the library of the season. Unfortunately we didn’t take any pictures, but it was lovely. L3 rode his bike all the way there and bike for the first time, a little over 8 miles round trip. I loved how excited he was to ride and tried to contain my anxieties as we had to cross a couple of busy intersections with which the bike path intersects. He loved “riding ahead” and stopped diligently at each crossing to wait for us. Why were we so far behind the not-quite-8-year-old? Because we were stopping to pick these:
They lined the bike path, along with some lovely purple clover. We should start seeing sweet peas along there soon. And dragonflies and butterflies. We’re already seeing all sorts of birds, including quite a few oriels.
We also love taking walks down to the bay by our home. On the most recent walk there we took a new path and wandered around in some giant reeds and found a giant tree, too.
Ah, our “life is good moments” are all the sweeter when captured in photos for remembering. Wishing you and yours some lovely outdoor adventures of your own.