Last evening the boys had a scouting group meeting, so Annie and I were on our own for a couple of hours.
We began our time together with a walk to the mailbox, observing and commenting on the cattle (so many babies right now!), the dogwood tree *just* ready to burst forth, my aunt and uncle's energetic border collie, the new gate my cousin put in down the lane......
When we got home we cut lavender, sage, lilac, snowballs, yellow tulips, pink and white tulips, crabapple blossoms, and the piece de resistance of the garden this week (and a surprise; did I plant these last year?!!): fiery yellow and red tulips.
Then we lingered outside, reluctant to leave the fresh air and slanted sunlight of late evening. But leave it we did, and we came inside to watch the first scene of "Swan Lake" (so beautiful, so graceful) before leaving in the dusk to go pick up Finn while his father had a scout leader's meeting.
As we drove, twilight settled all around us and we watched a fat, luminous moon rise in the east. And we could hear the spring peepers through the open windows.
A beautiful evening with my sweet little girl.