I took two kids to Germany for a week. Alan is getting a checkup and a week of spring break, and Leah had to come along because we don't know what to do with her -- she gets off school an hour before the older boys and the older boys can stay by themselves but she cannot. I had not considered that she and her oldest brother are like cats, constantly fighting. Maybe it normally sort of drowns in the normal fighting that goes on all the time? But boy, they fight.
In Germany we say, when ten daisies fit under your foot, it's spring. It's definitely spring in our backyard. Everything is lush and wonderfully green, the cherry blossoms are out, the pears are about to bloom, the apples are thinking hard about it... Oh, I wished we could stay. We're only here for a week but we are definitely relishing it!
Oh, and I got myself a Lensbaby. I can't really justify the expense for my coveted 24-70mm L lens, so I bought something to play with. This is one of the very first images I took with it. Not bad for a lens that needs manual focus and basically does not talk with your camera at all. This will be a lot of fun.