First I had to look up the word "vernal." (Did you need to?) It didn't mean much until I tried looking up "vernal marsh" which led to "vernal pool." Ah so!
Spring was just around the corner. The plants were caught in that awkard in between stage. The pools were filled, complete with ducks and sea gulls and other birds.
I even bought binoculars so we could have a closer look at the different fowl. (Yes, those binoculars!)
Z wasn't much moved by the wondrous sights of nature preserved in the middle of a bustling city. But, there was something that he enjoyed immensely. So what did float his boat and got his interest?
Dirt. Yes, the dirt path and the holes in the dirt. Well, it is a part of nature, right?