A quick look at spring in Oak Park

As usual, Mother Goose is honking and flapping her wings and stomping her rubbery goose feet. This time it’s all about springtime in our community. Here’s just a tiny little sampling of spring stuff in our yard…

A humble bit of daffies...

Trampoline standing ready.

So yellow and happy.

Weeping tears of joy for spring.

One of my favorite shades of green...

Today, Mother Goose jumped on her antique Schwinn bike and rode off into the sunshine. Oh the breeze and the smells of spring were everywhere. My precious bike had to go to the tune-up shop for the first time in thirty years — not that we are getting old… We just had a groupon that expires in a few days — don’t let those groupons go to waste, you know. Honk honk!!

The bicycle of Mother Goose is not fancy, but it suits me quite nicely.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 14:54:02

    Oohh it looks sooo springy in OP!!


  2. Eric Winger
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 16:06:26

    Those old Schwinn bikes are wonderful. My kids and I got to ride one last time I was back home. It was great just tooling around town.


    • Natalie
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 07:10:18

      My good old bike gets me anywhere I need to be. Especially with gas prices going through the ceiling this spring — $4.32 per gallon here.


  3. Dianna
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 18:59:00

    I need an old-fashioned bike. I don’t like the new ones!

    Love all your signs of spring…


  4. Three Well Beings
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:31:02

    I love your bike! I enjoy seeing signs of spring from other parts fornthe country. It is such a lovely hopeful time of year! I hope you can enjoy more beautiful outdoor time this weekend! Soak it up 🙂 Debra


    • Natalie
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 07:13:37

      Debra, thanks so much! We’ve had some very unseasonal warm days and everything is springing up earlier than usual. In fact, it’s just been too hot for March. 85 degrees? As my mother and grandmother were known to say, “My blood is still too thick.”


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