Springing Deux…And a Maiden Voyage!

I heart dogwood blooms

I heart dogwood blooms

Pretty purple blooms; and  a lovely tilled patch of dirt (kind of a rarity in Spy Garden at the moment!)

Pretty purple blooms; and a lovely tilled patch of dirt (kind of a rarity in Spy Garden at the moment!)

Remains to be seen if these two (one of two pictured) banana plants will come back

Remains to be seen if these two (one of two pictured) banana plants will come back

Purple and green

Purple and green

Hanging out in the yard with Spy Sister

Hanging out in the yard with Spy Sister (note Babt literally hanging upside down in the Eno hammock!)

Unicycle practice! (It is hard!)

Unicycle practice! (It is hard!)

Baby does all sorts of tricks with this Eno hammock

Baby does all sorts of tricks with this Eno hammock

Face off haha

Face off haha

A gooseberry already! (seedlings were started indoors)

A gooseberry already! (seedlings were started indoors)

Leaping

Leaping

Hardy kiwi vines coming in strong (still need to make a trellis for these and the grape vines)

Hardy kiwi vines coming in strong (still need to make a trellis for these and the grape vines)

Hawk

Hawk

I spy a skink! (but no snakes spotted yet; we are wondering if they spent the winter in this tree again)

I spy a skink! (but no snakes spotted yet; we are wondering if they spent the winter in this tree again)

Dogwood

Dogwood

Unidentified woodland bloom

Unidentified woodland bloom

More blooms in the woods

More blooms in the woods

A mossy perch

A mossy perch

In her element

In her element

Hanging at the playground at baseball practice

Hanging at the playground at baseball practice

Enjoying the clover (rather than weeding it, ha!)

Enjoying the clover (rather than weeding it, ha!)

There’s a full spring load of weeding, planting, tilling and building of support structures to do yet! But enough about the garden…We took our canoe on it’s maiden voyage!!!

Smoochie and I taught Baby's school's kindergarten class about water safety.

Smoochie and I taught Baby’s school’s kindergarten class about water safety.

It was so fun to pull out all our old raft guide gear and show it off!

Raft guide gear bag from Unicorn Expeditions (where Smoochie and I met as raft guides!)

Raft guide gear bag from Unicorn Expeditions (where Smoochie and I met as raft guides!)

All the kids got to take several canoe rides around this lake (in Cuivre River State Park)

All the kids got to take several canoe rides around this lake (in Cuivre River State Park)

Dexie entertained the kids while they waited their turn!

Dexie entertained the kids while they waited their turn!

Dexie also enjoyed swimming of course

Dexie also enjoyed swimming of course

Catching tadpoles

Catching tadpoles

Happy camper

Happy camper

Who doesn't love a canoe ride?!

Who doesn’t love a canoe ride?!

Drizzly but serene

Drizzly but serene

We are going to call this canoe the SS Unicorn (after the rafting company we worked for)

We are going to call this canoe the SS Unicorn (after the rafting company we worked for)

After all the kids/parents left we all piled in for our own ride…

Aaaand we're off!

Aaaand we’re off!

Being on the water is always so rejuvenating (even on a cloudy day!)

Being on the water is always so rejuvenating (even on a cloudy day!)

And check out our new high tech canoe rack! lol

And check out our new high tech canoe rack! lol (a foam roller cut into pieces, $14! and it worked like a charm! We had straps on there too obviously!)

Little girl, big paddle!

Little girl, big paddle!

We are excited to explore other waterways in our area (the Black River and Current River are on the top of my list)! Hope you all are enjoying spring in your neck of the woods!

5 thoughts on “Springing Deux…And a Maiden Voyage!

  1. narf7

    Earl is SO jealous of Dexie and I am SO jealous of your growing conditions and what you have growing. Altogether a most lustworthy post.

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Everything has grown so much since your last post – leaping ahead! The red woodland bloom is a trillium. Love the mottled leaves.
    That first shot with Zilla clinging to the bottom of the hammock made me think of a bat – they hang upside down – haha, batgirl! :)
    You’re going to have a lot of fun this summer with that canoe – love the shot of everyone packed in for the ride. Cheers!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      She is a little batgirl haha! Thanks for the comments! Yes, things are growing fast; including the weeds. Some sections of the garden I might have to call “fallow” or “prairie” this year (good euphemisms for “neglected” I think! ;)

      Reply

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