Memories of a recent school run whence I picked up and drove home two of our grandsons
Question – Bailey, are there puddles at school after all the rain?
Answer – Yes, a big one on the Basketball court. But last week is was REALLY BIG!
Question – Bailey can you climb into your car seat without stepping in this big river of water in the gutter?
Answer – Look Grandma, as he carefully dips the toe of his shoe in the water…the water goes around my shoe.
Boys and water are attracting poles on magnets.
Boys of all sizes loving the Beach!
So on we drive through the country
“Grandma, did you know it isn’t Summer anymore?
It is”. ..pause…
I help with the starting syllable, Au…
“AUTUMN” is the response
“I have to look at our house for the coloured leaves ” was the wise comment from Mr5yr old who has just started school.
Having completed my grandma love errand and remembering Bailey’s words I then made this observation.
It being March 2nd, the leaves on the Manchurian Pear trees not two minutes from our house are changing colour to the brightest red and falling.
What beauty surrounds us if we can but see it
We had heat wave maybe a week past then cool change.
Presently sunshine, grey skies, rain and humidity
Poor nature is so confused
Lawns are growing so lush and fast they look to be on steroids.
Maybe the rain will ease enough for the lawn mowers to go out to work…it has been very quiet on that front in the neighbourhood!
A note for hubby. Buy fuel for the mower before the can is empty and lawns are humungeous . He discovered this for himself having gotten changed into gardening attire ready for action.
But a feast for the eyes is the greenness everywhere on hills which would normally be brown.
A benefit too is the fact that there is no need to water the garden…the postman delivered our latest water bill …need I say more?
Even though our Australian summer was very hot and dry I could not starve the garden. I love being out there too much.
Thankful for our beautiful surroundings which creates food for the soul.
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Great post. I have to agree about the water bill – and about the need to water the garden. Somehow I just cannot let years of love die, so we pay dearly for it. But, the joy of seeing the garden green and beautiful is worth the high cost of water in this country.
What a lovely snapshot of your life. I loved picking up the grandkids from school when we lived close by. Such great conversations. Denyse #teamIBOT
Beautiful picturea and lots if different takes on water. #LovinLifeLinky
Thanks for visiting Carol. Love your blog too. Will linger longer later. I have bookmarked it
That tree is gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting Leanne. Love your blog too. Lots of reading for me there as I have also bookmarked it. Love your story on Red