Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Has Sprung...Finally!

© photo copyright Carrie Boyko

Tanner is Happy to Have

Spring's Warmer Water to Swim In

This past weekend we enjoyed cousins visiting from Michigan and Tanner was tickled to have someone new to play with. He put on quite a show in the pool and enjoyed many tug games with our family. Need fetch toys?

I, on the other hand, was surprised to find a renewed appreciation for our warmer weather, despite this unusually cold Winter. Revered with stories of Michigan's Winters, I realized how truly lucky I am to live in Florida.

First, we took our cousins on a back-to-nature adventure, canoeing down the Wekiva River, while observing wildlife such as Gar Fish, turtles, Egrets, and alligators. I saw my husband eyeing the kayaks we passed with clear interest. Should I get him one? Comments, please! Finally, we enjoyed a beautiful hot air balloon ride over rural Central Florida, taking in the peaceful quiet that you can only experience while traveling without an engine at 1200 feet.

© photo copyright Carrie Boyko

Now that Spring has sprung, our trees are greening up and the scenery was beautiful. My once tiny Elm outside my office window is now blossoming into a real shade tree. Which brings me to something I've been meaning to share with you. I saw a billboard ad recently which inspired this idea for a tree planting campaign. Imagine a tall tree beside this ad:

Tall outdoor type seeks relationship
with healthy living advocate

I know this post has been all over the place. It's one of those days...tying up all the loose ends and tidbits I've wanted to include.

Here's a Woofing Wednesday website offering for your enjoyment. Check out Lighter Footsteps for another version of living greener. I suppose each green blog you visit will put a different twist on things. Hope you learn something interesting at this one, and let me know what you think.

I'll be here tomorrow with Ed Begley Jr.'s list of toxins to avoid. I know you wouldn't want to miss that, right?!

If you enjoy Woofing Wednesday's photos of my pups, you might also find my other blog appealing. The All Things Dog Blog is exactly what its name hints. Today's post features Xena helping with a few tips on preventing food aggression. Stop in and cruise through sometime. Tanner and Oliver make regular appearances and we would love to have you join us. Subscribing is just as easy as with this blog: just type in your email address in the upper right and you'll be off and running.

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