we finally managed to co-ordinate a trip to our friend's acreage near calabogie.
(somehow, this has taken years to accomplish)
although we live in a great city, with lots of urban greenspace,
therre is nothing like the expanse of new green to put the spring in ones' Spring.
we all enjoyed the vistas and the blue sky, while the kids collected pinecones, juniper berries,
and other treasures they found along the way.