I'm back! We spent some days in the Midwest, visiting our daughter and grandson while
our SIL spent time on a business trip.
We relished our time together, and enjoyed stepping into their world for a few days.
We spent time going on long walks, chilling at their home, visiting
historical landmarks, and even had an ice cream break, which thrilled this
After a bitter cold winter, the temps were definitely getting warmer,
but not warm, as you can see by this picture.
The ice on the lakes was starting to break up.
The trees stood in stark contrast to those pictured in the picture I took
on our last visit in October.
As I stood here looking at the scene before me, it was difficult to imagine that in
a few weeks, they would be covered with green leaves.
Life is like that isn't it, continuously presenting seasons of beauty and seasons of barrenness?
It was exciting to see signs that Spring was in fact coming, like these few tulips
bursting forth in the clay pots. Nothing quite like new growth at the end
of a long, cold Winter season.