“Our” beloved Public Gardens is open for the season. There were many things to sniff and investigate, running to and fro like dogs.
The extravagance of this tree! The kids got mad at me for standing staring at it for so long.
I like the stark forms of early spring. Things are not yet lush. Buds are very precise and concrete. There are very definite forms to look at.
Of course, the Main Task of the Afternoon was to stand by the edge of the pond, throwing sticks in the water and watching the ripples. Almost Falling in Several Times.
That and to concoct a spectacular quarrel over who got to stand on the little step on the back of the stroller on the way back to the car. (This gloriously included a scene where Mama refuses to go one step farther until the issue is resolved. While this went on, a very pregnant mom went by chasing her toddler. I refrained from saying “This will soon be you,” and just smiled encouragingly.)