Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday at Discovery Park

First hike of the year, today. I was about to get dressed to go running when it occurred to me that it would be much more fun to spend some time outdoors, together. Those spur of the moment outings are often the best ones, have you noticed? We went to Discovery Park, a five minute drive from our house. Admittedly I tricked the boys. (Hiking is at times met with resistance...) I told them to put their shoes on and when they said, 'where are we going?' I said, 'to play'. And in truth, we ended up doing quite a bit of play. As the trail widened onto a meadow we saw a bunny; quite a surprise and a charming sight. I was amazed at the daisies and lupine already in bloom, plentifully. And the beach the hiking trail leads to is just so much bigger and wider than the one we live next to; nobody wanted to leave. The driftwood is plentiful and just the right size for the pretend weapons that invariably come into the play.

We ended today with dinner at the home of friends. Lamb and white beans and spinach; a lentil salad and asparagus. Good friends, good times.

Left to remind us of today in the week ahead, on the counter in a glass of water: a poppy and a daisy and a tiny flowering branch found on the trail.

11 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Your sons are so thoughtful when it comes to thinking of you. I believe they will always be this way. :)

Erica said...

You always take such beautiful photos Lecia, and these are no exception!

Jess said...

Hooray for hikes to the beach!
I must come to Seattle some time soon. The scenery you share is always so beautiful.

pve design said...

I love how as Mom's part of our job is to keep the troupes moving and engaged and the resistance or fighting our way past that with success is such a good lesson. My husband and I just said we need to plan more dinner parties with friends, once our addition is all completed.
pve

Sammi said...

the picture of the bunny is fantastic :) she looks like our bunny at work, Beany

KPiep said...

What a perfect outing!

Emily Vanessa said...

Yes, it's true that those spontaneous outings are always the best. I think it's because we have such high expectations when we plan. I would have loved to have joined you all, seeing the bunny, the flowers and picking up driftwood. Have a lovely week!

Beth said...

What a perfect day! Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best.

Mandi said...

Wow, I'm enthralled with your photos - very beautiful. Anyhooo, found you on Delightful Blogs and delightful it is!

M.
www.smileandmamawithme.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

So much driftwood! The dinner menu sounds wonderful.

Nicola said...

Hiking often turns to play for us, too. I absolutely love the picture of Abbott with the daisy. What a cutie.