We’re so blessed to have a trail in our backyard. We’re lucky to have a yard, of course.

The kiddos and I recently ventured out to look for signs of spring amid the still mostly brown earth. We bundled up and I took a few pictures. (I know…surprise, surprise.) Are you tired of those yet?

A bit of a non sequitur: I’ve been thinking about what an amazing invention the camera phone is. As is the mobile phone itself (iPhone, if you’re Apple-addicted like me). And blogging. Then, putting it all together: the fact that you can take a few pictures on the phone to capture a beautiful walk with your kids, later on fix pictures up with app (camera+), upload via WordPress app on said phone, and write a short post to share the simple joy of a walk on an April day.

Technology can be awful and distancing, but it can also be a force for a lot of good — expressing yourself, sharing ideas and information, connecting people, and most of all, making this big, wild world feel a little less so.

Happy Spring, wherever you are!

How are you doing this season?

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Blair ponders the walk

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Happy after the bluebird sighting

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Should we or shouldn’t we go for the muck & leaf pile?

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Owen likes being in the lead

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Not to be outrun by a five year old…

Weee! Post-walk swing

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My post-walk treat: Snow Flake tea with steamed almond milk

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Mmmm. Snow Flake tea from The Whistling Kettle: a festive black tea blend with almonds, coconut, and cinnamon

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Frothed the milk and added some ground cinnamon–delish!