The weather was beautiful last week and we had a nice weekend hosting the boys for a sleepover. After breakfast Nonno (grandpa) took them to a little playground in an open space near our house, while Nonna (grandma) took photos!
Our community is in the process of updating all the different playgrounds, but I hope they keep this piece--it is a favorite for all my grandchildren!
As are the swings!
The boys wanted to do a little more exploring this visit so we climbed on the rocks...
...and walked on the trail.
They walked all the way over to the giant red rock formation in the middle of the open space.
They were hoping to find arrow heads or fossils.
From a distance this formation does not look as high as it really is!
Two happy boys and an even happier Nonno!
This large hole in the rocks fascinated the boys--they wondered if a bear could be sleeping inside?
As you can see the foothills still had some residual snow on them. We had six inches of snow on Sunday, but most of it has melted. Snow seems to be our area's "April Showers"!
The high mountains are still getting plenty of snow, as you can see from this peak in the distance. The ski season may last till June, but I'm ready for Spring to turn everything at our elevation green. As you can see, the trees are beginning to bud and the all the birds have been actively building nests. As Easter approaches it seems the earth is happily beginning to renew itself!
I hope this Spring has also been a joyful one for you!