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Saturday, April 9, 2011

the thaw





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{Could there be anything more fun for a boy,
then playing in the mud for the first time this spring?}

(Or for a mother..... puddle jumping while no one is around?)

"The world is mud-luscious
and puddle-wonderful."
~
E.E. Cummings (American poet 1894-1962)



{Sign of Spring #3}


34 comments:

darlin said...

Ooohhhh, puddle jumping; I haven't done that in years, thanks for the reminder, I hope to find the time to do some of this just cause I can!

I love our signs of spring, awesome shots you've captured. Now please let it really be spring, pretty please no more snow! ;-) Enjoy your weekend!

Allison said...

The grass wishes are working!! Yay!

Do jump and frolick, Dawn; I sprained my ankle running this week (fell off the curb and gashed my arm on the sharp cobblestone - very elegant) so there is no running for me this week. I'm so glad Alberta is beginning to thaw!

p.s. I love ee cummings...

Nancy said...

Everything is starting to come back to life, isn't it? So happy for you -- I too enjoy ee cummings' thoughts. :)

Saz said...

Yay for Spring&Summer! What lovely photo's. (:

Clint said...

I used to love to dam up the water running down our street. I would creat a huge lake in the middle of the road, and cars would come splashing thru it, ruining my dam and causing me to start repair work. Of course, my mom was never pleased at my muddy clothing.

floweringmama said...

How true! Can't wait for the weather to stay this way.

texwisgirl said...

awesome! now bring out those pink rubber boots!!! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, the melt and the mud. Great pics, and great time of year. I've sloshed through a few myself this season.

Hope said...

yes! Spring! great shots Dawn!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!

Aimee said...

Ha ha..my boys LOVE playing in the mud!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I think he's one lucky boy to have you for a mother!

sage said...

that mud looks cold! Enjoy spring, Dawn.

fourwilkies said...

Isn't "the thaw" wonderful this year! I was afraid it was going to be winter forever. And the mud ... there is nothing quite like Alberta mud! My boys love it too.

Trisha said...

Horay!! So glad to see your defrosting finally!! Nothing better then mud in the spring...if you have some sort of trick getting the stains our later, I'd love to hear it!! We love to play in it, but I stink at getting rid of the evidence!!

Lynette said...

Your photo's make me realize that each season has its beauty.

wayne15575 said...

What totally wonderful captures. I could almost feel the cold of the water as the ice melts. Great job.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes what fun, Spring is my favorite time of the year :) Great to see Spring pics here!

Jim said...

Loved that first series of photos Dawn! Could feel it almost.
Playing in the mud......forgot about that!

Out on the prairie said...

We looked forward to playing in the mess that thaw made.

Janie said...

Mud and puddles are better than a bag full of toys for a little boy!

Debbie said...

great pictures...i have two boys, they always found the mud, or created it!!!!!

Farmchick said...

I am sure that mud and puddles are a nice alternative to snow and ice.

Flora said...

ahhhh...

Deb said...

Rooster and Ginger would love it...great post Dawn

Randy said...

Wonderful shots and the quote is great.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I was the mud queen. I can't tell you how many mud pies I made when I was a kid. If there was mud I had my hands in it. Happy Spring!!

Hilary said...

Mud and puddles.. they're meant for little boys. Love that last image.. perfect.

sassyshoediary said...

WOO! A thaw!!!

beth said...

even at 19, my son has a deep love for the mud....
and working outside in construction has proven to be a joy of his :)

go figure :)

mountain mama said...

love that quote! now you can run in the mud instead of the snow ;)

mountain mama said...

love that quote! now you can run in the mud instead of the snow ;)

Dani said...

Wonderful photos.

heather yalin said...

simply darling and a little ee cummings is kinda the perfect springtime poetry.