Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Virginia Bluebells

There is nothing so splendid as bluebells in spring,
They are so amazing I just long to sing,
Praises to God up in heaven above
For showing me through nature, his everlasting love.

Yesterday was a glorious day. My dad and I took Brian, Sean and Colin to Bull Run Park to experience the bluebells in all of their glory. I wasn't really sure what to expect. I had seen Elizabeth's pictures of her children running around the bluebells, but wasn't quite sure what the day would hold for my little guys. Both my dad and I were surprised at the exquisite beauty of all of the bluebells. The banks of the river were literally covered with a sea of blue. And the smell! My dad and I don't have the greatest smellers in the world, but the lovely aroma of all of those flowers permeated even our noses.

The boys had the BEST time! They wore their new boots, and really broke them in.
They tromped through the mud,

looked at geese,
played in the flowers,
and "fished" in the water.
They were thoroughly muddy,
and absolutely happy at the end of the day.


Jenn M said...

Terrific pictures! What a great day!

Maryan said...

Awesome pictures!! And it was MUDDY!! And my boys loved the honkers too!! We used to have honkers at our house -- that we named Henry and Henrietta. They boys thought they moved to Bull Run! The boys and I had a great time enjoying your pictures!

Cay said...

What absolutely adorably boys you have. These pictures are great. The picture of your dad helping the boys at the creek is priceless, simply priceless.

Jane Ramsey said...

Wow, what a fun day. We don't have any bluebells around here, though we do have some fields of lovely yellow cactus flowers. Hmm...frolicking in a field of, it just wouldn't be quite the same!