Friday, May 15, 2015

{Keeping} :: April's Firsts

A little late, but wanted to share our April firsts.
And what a delight of firsts we witnessed!
From assassin bugs to tornadoes... and lots of beautiful things in between! 

1 - wheel bug (assassin bug) nymph on our bird bath

2 - leaves on redbud tree

6 - beans on redbud


6 (cont) - leaves on chinaberry trees

15 - cottonwood seeds floating through air

16 - bluebonnet seed pods

16 (cont) - mama cardinal building nest
                 See our Nature Diary post on Glory & Mrs. Cardinal here for a more in-depth look at this bird family!

22 - amaryllis bloom

23 - cardinal egg in nest!

24 - 2nd cardinal egg; mom sitting on them on and off

25 - 3rd cardinal egg; mom sitting on them most of the day

26 - storms, tornadoes, lots of rain, hail

27 - lots of trees and branches down, river raging

28 - record low-high of 59 degrees today. Brrr!

How's it going with your Calendar of Firsts?


  1. I've just discovered your blog. What a gem! Thank you for being to record your days here so that those of us who are just getting our feet wet with Charlotte Mason can be inspired and motivated. I look forward to looking through your space here for continued inspiration.

  2. Sounds like a very exciting April, Kristyn. We have our fair share of assassin bugs here, too. We used to catch them and feed them to Asher's pet snapping turtle turtle. :)