began even before we returned from our camping trip. We had the grandchildren for the duration. Again the weather was mostly nasty, so we didn’t get to do the things I would have liked to do with them. One day it finally stopped raining, was sunny and even reached into the 70’s. We headed out to some local parks to do some walking, then to a playground to burn off some steam. Here are some of the spring blooms we encountered along the way.