WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth (gardens and grandsons)

This theme for last week’s photo challenge and blogging experiment at the Daily Post is GROWTH.   And nothing can convey growth to a grandmother, like me, as much as seeing how quickly my grandsons grow.

As most grandparents will tell you, having grandchildren is a whole lot different from raising your own children.  For one thing, our age — and being on the finish line side of the aging spectrum — makes you focus on what is really important.  Plus, life’s experiences makes me more relaxed about, well… life in general.

It’s not that I am less busy…I am not yet retired, and am also growing a small business. It is more that I filter out — at least I try to — things that will not bring joy and value to my time.  And the time that I value the most, is time with loved ones, and most especially my young grandsons.

Here are some of my favorite garden and growth related photos of my two favorite little men.  They are now 5 and 7, but still little, for now…

Gabriel helping his Lola water plants

More water please, Lola!

Gabriel then shorter than the potted tomato plant

Jun among daisy flowers

This last photo I took at Elkhorn Slough — and is among my favorite photograph of the two little men.

“I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me.  As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion”  French writer Emile Zola (1840 – 1902)

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