Friday, July 17, 2009

5 boys and a dog

Today started out with the sun brightly shining, a breeze sweetly blowing and the heat bugs buzzing. Everything is lush now, mid- summer green. The three boys and I decided to take a walk down to the bridge (about two kms there) I love to walk with my guys and see the wonders they find along the way~ an orange "fire stone", a tiny white and pink flower, absolutely perfect in it's design. Clusters of snapdragons, their orange tongues just begging to be stuck out!
as we walked along, I couldn't get over at the beauty all around me, right here on my road. Brown fields of wheat,the kernels bending the stalks in their plump ripeness. The deep, rustling greens of the cornfield, whispering as we walked by. A hawk wheeled in the sky above, a white butterfly fluttered by, followed by two more, settling on a tangle of purple sweetpea.
We reached the bridge, and the three boys and the dog went down to muck about in the river, catching crayfish and cushies. Throwing lots of rocks, which Wally tried to catch in mid- river!
Time to head back, we were greeted by a neighbour boy, inviting us to come up to the farm and visit. The six boys (my three, their three)jumped in the pool, while I visited with the parents. I ended up heading back home with two extra boys!
The ditches here are filled to overflowing with wild raspberries, and I could smell their tart sweetness the whole way. The five boys started picking, and cleaning all the bushes as we went along. Wally was worried about them being in the ditch, so I let him go. It turned out he wasn't so worried about them, but that HE WASN'T GETTING ANY RASPBERRIES!!!! Seriously! He went directly to the bushes and started picking raspberries with his TEETH! I wish I'd brought my camera, because I can hardly believe it myself, but he honestly was picking and eating individual raspberries, right off the bush.
It took us over an hour to go about a kilometer, but that's just fine, I loved being out in the sun, with five boys and a dog!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! No fair! I want to live in the country :(