Springfall

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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