Signs of Spring in the Park

Oh Spring, you are so welcome here. On my latest adventure at Claude Moore Park with Henry we found so many signs of your arrival, like


buzzing at the beehives!

Behive Activity

I wanted to get closer to take better pictures of the bees, but they started swooping at my head so I took their warning seriously and left them alone.

We also happened upon some

Canada Geese

Canada Geese! Okay, that one is silly because we always have Canada Geese at the park. But they seemed happy to be strolling around in the warm air and sunshine.

Boy and Goose

Henry really liked that one, who (unfortunately for Henry) strolled away from him and back toward the pond. We also found


daffodils! Wonderful glorious cheerful yellow daffodils.

Daffodils looking to the Right

I was just a little excited to to see them. And

Painted Turtles

Painted Turtles! They’re a bit shy, so now you see them,

Painted Turtles with One Less

now you don’t. But there were dozens, sunning themselves on logs in the pond. I haven’t seen them in months. And we discovered

Muddy Shoes

mud! “Icky sticky mud”, as Henry says. Next time we’ll have to remember to wear our boots. I had to fish one of these shoes out of the mud after Henry went running and the shoe stayed behind. Not that Henry seemed to care.

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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