We headed out in the beautiful semi-sunshine this afternoon to stretch our legs, and remember what it feels like to be outdoors without 12 layers of clothing on. What a beautiful feeling! The Elora Cataract trailway runs close by our home, and it was a great and not-too-muddy way to get started again. Although it would be a stretch to call it a 'hike', it was still a wonderful afternoon.
Apparently there is nothing as appealing to a little boy as a puddle (although the trail leading off into the woods was a close second). Of course, if you happen to have a stick in your hand, so much the better. I think that Charlie could have spent all afternoon fishing for gunk in that puddle, with a great big smile on his face.
As excited as we all are about Spring arriving in earnest over the next month or so, I have to admit that the little bit of snow left over really made me appreciate how lovely these last few warm days have been given that it is still only the middle of March. A beautiful white winter (hopefully) behind us, and a green, warm spring just around the corner. Such a blessing.