We were so happy to be there to share her special day with her.
And here are some "spring has arrived!" pictures of my brother's yard. I was more than a little envious of all the blooms and leaves and sunshine!
Oh my, I remember sitting outside! Surely sometime soon we'll be able to do this in Wisconsin?
We stopped at a rest stop in Illinois on the way home, and even though it was drizzly out, the pear trees were simply stunning.
And last, but certainly not least...a true sign of spring! This cheeky mama built her nest right outside my brother's dining room window, on his patio. We literally had a bird's eye view of the four hungry little robins!
A Bird, came down the Walk - (359)
A Bird, came down the Walk -
He did not know I saw -
He bit an Angle Worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,
And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass -
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass -
He glanced with rapid eyes,
That hurried all abroad -
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought,
He stirred his Velvet Head. -
Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers,
And rowed him softer Home -
Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon,
Leap, plashless as they swim.