Apr 21, 2010

Spring Sightings...


I'm not much of a photographer or even much of an outdoor naturalist, but I do enjoy the changing of the seasons, and especially the signs of spring and being able to go outdoors without the hassle of a heavy winter coat! (or worse!)

We've enjoyed many beautiful days the past few weeks here in northeast Ohio. Here are some pictures of the sights I have enjoyed this spring while babysitting two of my grandchildren, Ethan, 17 months, and Elylah, 4.


Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Base is located just a few miles from our house, and the blimps frequently fly right over our backyard!


Yep, that's our girley girl enjoying a mud puddle alright!


I spotted this Great Blue Heron, a bird native to Ohio, in a wetlands area near a pond where these ducks were trying to hide:


I kept snapping the picture until they both went head down at the same time! It was quite hysterical to watch.


The beautiful grounds of my mom's senior's condo...


Our first trip of the year to our local zoo...


Where we also saw some beautiful flowers...


And our first "picnic" in the park...





Trees blossoming all up and down our street...


Even this vulture was beautiful soaring through the sky, and then it lighted just a little too close for comfort!

I mean, look at the SIZE of this thing!


No, Ethan isn't at the beach...but he sure is enjoying his first time in a sand pile at the park...


Where I spent three hours with these two today...


I guess we stayed just a wee bit too long, but we didn't want to leave! Yippee! Happy days are here again! I wonder, would we enjoy spring so much if we didn't go through that long, cold, and often too dark winter?

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

All so good - seen through the eyes of children! What a great photo-journal. Really!

Did Grandma get HER sleep?

Wanda said...

Such diverse photos Jacquelyn...cute children playing in mud and sand, a blimp, a lion, funny ducks, a Heron, a vulture, picnics and swings...You must have been tired too, but a good tired!
♥...Wanda

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Looks like you all have a super great day out there!! That is so funny that the kids were so knocked out. I always found that mine slept so much better when they played outside for awhile, and ate better too, something about that fresh air.
Loved all the pics, we see a lot of vultures around here too, and sometimes when we are sitting in the backyard some will fly over and hubby will say hope they aren't looking for us!!
and We die laughing!! lol
The ducks with their bottoms in the air were adorable as were the sweet pics of your grandies!! They are both adorable.
Loved all your pics they were fun.
You are a good grammy!! Really nice pic of you too!
Blessings Galore Girl,
Nellie

Shirl said...

lovely spring captures and looks like a fun time

Jess said...

Hey My Friend,
Thank you for sharing such a precious day with us!
How blessed you are to experience Spring with your Grands! How blessed THEY are to have such a thoughtful, loving and beautiful Grandma!
All I can add, in light of your duckling pic, is "Bottoms UP!"

Pat said...

The pictures could be captioned "Blessings after Blessings"...each one is so great and those grands of yours are so precious.
I know I appreciate each season much more living where there is a definate change in the weather. I ooooh and ahhhh each time a flower opens!

Jacquelyn Stager said...

thank you all. I hope to visit all of you at your blogspots soon!