Thursday, May 09, 2013

Springtime and Boy Time

Spring vaulted into summer in the past week with temperatures reaching past the mid-20s°C and into the 80s°. The trees went from bud to full leaf very quickly that I missed getting some photos that I wanted. However, these two old oaks in the park were among the very few that hadn't yet leafed out completely.

Blossoms also suddenly appeared. This tree was in Sha's yard, and I snapped the photo while waiting for the parents to come home after I dropped the kids off for the day. Unintentionally, I caught a bee approaching the blossoms.

Other than the rapid weather change, some things have been proceeding as normal. For example: JJ and I still have a story time after lunch and before quiet time.

And he continues to shadow me. I decided to bbq some hot dogs for lunch one day, and he was around the whole time. In this photo, he was examining the workings of the gate.

One day, we helped a neighbour with her move. We trudged back and forth together: the boys and the Bups.


Haddock said...

Love that bee approaching the flowers, and of course the next one reading out the Toy Story book.

Lorna said...

It has been lovely weather, and your boy looks at least 6 years old. I don't believe there's a connection.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Precious time spent together and shared with us.

Gina said...

Looking at your grandson brings back memories of my son when he was that age.

Not even that long ago!

So cute!

Mary Gilmour said...

The oaks are always the last to leaf out. It sure has been a fast spring. Since I'm in the city I have been following the tulip explosion with great glee - and am off to the Experimental Farm a little later to try and capture a few.
Love the photo of the boy and the gate. Make a great book illustration, that one would. In your spare time, of course.

Hilary said...

So sweet, that boy. The first image is a beauty. And don't you just love those happy accidents of capturing unintended creatures?

Ruth said...

Spring came with a bang and everything was out at once. It looks like summer already. Love the picture of you and JJ. He is a very observant thinker I would say.

Donna said...

What a cool shot of that bee!!! And it doesn't seem natural in some way, to Not see any snow...!Hahaaaa
Love the shots!