Thursday, June 9, 2011

Stopping to smell the flowers



Somehow these last three weeks here in California have not given me enough good quality time with my grandson. A couple of days ago, we walked around our neighborhood. There are so many flowers blooming at this time of year that it's hard to go far without the scent of flowers in the air. The colors are wild and wonderful. We love stopping to discuss plant names, colors, and bugs. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to view all these things with fresh eyes...those of a child.

7 comments:

Courtney said...

Aren't little boys sweet? I loved talking plants, bugs, and nature with my sons. The picture of your hands together is wonderful!
Courtney

Kim said...

I'm happy you get to spend time with your grandson. I was lucky enough to grow up with my grandparents here and they had such an influence on me. Our times together as a child are my favorite memories. They taught me a lot and I am still learning lessons from them.

Orange Sink said...

Your grandson will always remember this time you gave to him! So precious! The flowering trees are spectacular there!
Cathy G

Taos Sunflower said...

Courtney: yep, bug talk with little boys is quite the good time! This afternoon when I saw him, he had a (dead) cricket in his bug cage and thought it was asleep. It was pretty sweet. He was worrying about it having slept so long. :0)

Taos Sunflower said...

Kim: you're so lucky to have those memories!!! I knew my grandmothers only. One didn't want anything to do with me, the other loved me as best she could; both were gone by the time I was four.

Taos Sunflower said...

Cathy: The other thing I forgot to photograph is one of the (many) blooming Jacaranda trees...they're just a riot of purple all over town right now. Nothing like this in my part of NM!

Orange Sink said...

Martie,
You asked what camera and lens I use..... just a little Canon PowerShot A480 No special lens. I used the macro feature for the close up of the lady beetle. Some days are better than others for photographs. I always have trouble with indoor lighting. Thanks so much for all the good comments on my blog!
I'd love to see those Jacaranda trees! NM is on my bucket list of places to visit!
Cathy G