Photo 365 #266: Delight

wpid-20150430_142342.jpgSweetly sing the birds
Amid the blooming trees on
This lovely April

Afternoon as the
Warm spring sunshine graces the
Bright blue sky once more.

Little feet scamper
Up and down the sidewalk; the
Boys attached to those

Feet squeal with delight.
It’s been a long winter and
They’re free, free at last,

As free as the birds
Who sing sweetly in the trees
On this fine spring day.

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Photo 365 #265: Fresh Scent

gardenThe air smells of rain,
Of damp earth and fresh grass, and
I can’t get enough.

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springfallLast week, I got a great picture of my son in motion.  The kids were all outside; I was busy snapping pictures of them in the magnolia tree they’d swarmed.  Bubbles in particular loves climbing trees, so it was no surprise to see him in it, but the others spent almost as much time in it as he did.

Eventually, Miss Tadpole and Thumper started posing for the pictures, and I got a couple of really nice shots of them.  Then Cricket joined in the fun.  Not to be outdone, Bubbles joined them in all his silliness.

He spent five minutes horsing around in various states of upside-downness, but at last, his shoe gave way, and down he went.  Unfortunately, my shutter finger wasn’t quick enough to catch his shoe as it followed him to the ground (with a brief layover atop his head).

It wasn’t the first time he’d slipped out of a tree that afternoon, and it wasn’t the last, but it was definitely the funniest.  What can I say?  He inherited his butterfingers from me. 🙂

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Photo 365 #262: Sweet Birdsong

returnSweet birdsong fills the
Air as I awake, herald
Of a fine new day.

Full of promise are
The songs, full of happiness,
All things pure and good.

Resplendent is the
East with early morning light
As the sun returns.

Its sweet friends, the birds,
Sing a loud and lusty song
Of happy welcome,

Overjoyed to see
Their long-lost friend once again
So near and so bright.

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Photo Friday throwback: Wedding!

DSCN1153So since I recounted the story of my first date with Seymour and the story of our engagement the last two weeks, I thought I’d recount the tale of our wedding today.  That was when I discovered that I’d already recounted it once before, and in a much more entertaining fashion than I could possibly come up with today, thanks to being brain-dead after staying up way too late last night (thanks, insomnia).

To read what I wrote about our wedding for the 2012 October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge, go here. 🙂

I also discovered, from the same blog challenge, a post wherein I recounted the story of our first date.  I skimmed the post, and I actually liked the older post even better than the one I shared two weeks ago.  See?  This is the sort of thing I mean when I say I can’t remember squat.

Anyway, this week’s throwback photo is a favorite from our wedding reception.  That’s the best man holding the flower girl while being attacked by the ring bearer.  Lots of great pictures from that night; lots of great memories.

Have a great weekend, everybody, and don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and see what she’s thinking about this fabulous Friday!

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