Thursday, May 15, 2008

Even in the City

The kids can run in and out the back door, feeling the freedom that I did as a child. With the security of a fenced backyard, gates they cannot open, and windows on the back of the house that let me watch what they are doing, I feel good about letting them feel that way. Of being wild. Free. There is enough dirt and fresh air for them to have some real fun.

The lilacs and flowering trees in neighboring yards and our own fill the air with scents of spring. The floral notes fill the air.
People actually fly hot air ballons - hot air balloons! - as a hobby. They take off from a nearby lake and fly right over our yard. "Mommy! Hey Mommy! Come look! Bawoon! Hey! Whoa!!!" Mason could not have been more pleased.


nikkis30by30 said...

What an awesome picture!!!! There were a couple of times when we lived in Hastings that they lifted hot air balloons from the school right by our house. It was awesome to see it all up close!

Anonymous said...

What a cool photo. He'll never look at helium balloons the same now that he's seen the real deal!

Aliki2006 said...

That picture is amazing! L. would have been thrilled to see a hot air balloon!

Mimi said...

Lovely. What a nice picture and what a joyful post.

Jenifer said...

My girls had a chance to play outside today and got good and dirty...not something I am always good at, but today it was all ok.

Cool balloon!

thirtysomething said...

I love to see hot air balloons. So peaceful and serene..I have always been too chicken to ride one though.
Great picture!