... also known as "the glories of spring"! Curtis is out raking and mowing the top half of our back lawn, and so far i've been called outside three times. first, to see a snake shed hanging out of our new granite retaining wall - proof to relieve kyra's fear that all our friendly rat snakes were homeless when we replaced the wooden one. second, a beautiful, tiny & perfect baby turtle! so small, so pristine - we all clamored for a chance to hold it. (i'm SO glad he saw it and it didn't get mowed!) lastly, a giant wolf spider, whose egg sack was mid hatch - still attached to it's back, with tiny grey spiderlings (?) clinging to her back. there is no end to the glories of nature, found from it's grandest sunsets to it's tiniest, perfect creature. bravo, God. bravo.