It finally warmed up a bit. In addition to that, Monkey seems to be dong much better now that we're treating him for allergies rather than colds. The result is that we were finally able to go over to Memorial Park like I've been wanting to do. It's a lovely big park with wooded sections, marshy spots, grassy areas, hills, and a pond with a stream. Plenty of things for us to look at and watch change with the seasons!
These puddles are the first things we found. Never even made it to the pond, we had water right there the moment we got out of the car. Monkey is old enough to enjoy the puddles this year!
After he'd splashed for a while I started encouraging him to splash this way, and we moved towards the woods. There's still a bit of snow on the ground, even after 2 days of temperatures in the 50's(!) and a rainstorm, but it wasn't too bad. So we made our way over to one of the wooded areas to check out the trees.
Monkey noticed this hollow tree. He told me, "It's broken!" and wanted to check it out, so we did.
Tomorrow it's back to winter: we're supposed to have rain-turning-to-snow slushy icky muck all day long. But today has been just wonderful!