I love this time of year - the weather is warm enough not to require layers and layers of stuffy clothing, but not yet too hot. Most of the bugs are still sleeping (the stinging ones, anyway) and the kids are always up for a hike. Today we invited some neighbourhood friends along with us to a side loop of the Bruce Trail that we hadn't visited before. It was food for the soul. The highlight was the egg sack that the kids discovered in the pond, which of course ignited planning to come back and see what has hatched!!