Sunday morning brought blue skies, warm temperatures and a sprinkling of clouds. It was a beautiful contrast to the week just finished, which had been dreary, gray, cloudy and rainy.
Having enjoyed Mass followed by lunch with friends, the weather was too pretty to stay inside. So, with hubby out of town and, looking to spend some time with my boys, I coaxed my teenagers into putting on their shoes – and putting down the game controllers – to go for a walk.
After loading dogs, baseball gloves and the camera into the car we headed off to explore a newly completed walking/biking trail in our town.
A relaxing, laid-back time was had by all as we wandered, played, explored and enjoyed each others company. The mild temperatures and rain ‘greened’ everything up – seemingly overnight – and the natural beauty we experienced was fresh and new. Flowers and trees in various stages of blooming along with green, green and more green everywhere we looked.
I managed to snap a few good pictures; capturing moments on this journey called The Teenage Years. At 14 and 16, my boys, in the blink of an eye, will be heading off to begin the next chapters of their lives and I’m grateful for these moments of togetherness.
Boys and Dogs at the Dam
Allen Station Dam
Ben and Patrick on the railroad trellis
Flowers by the creek
Ricki couldn’t resist jumping in
A game of catch
green fields and a busy highway
Some trees still bare and others flowering or with new leaves
12 year-old Lucy got the wagon ride
Dogs and Boys
Wild blackberry vines
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