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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For the beauty of the earth . . .


I love that children are fascinated with God’s creation – even if it’s a weed. Their eyes and minds aren’t yet distracted with the demands and complexities of life. They see creation in its purest form . . . simple, undisturbed, unhurried.

When Alexa and I ended up spending a week in Dallas due to the first round of work being done on our stained concrete, we would often take walks with Pop (my dad) down to the duck pond. Let’s face it, there isn’t much scenic in this country at this time of the year. However, the dandelions were blooming and Alexa was immediately drawn to them. On two separate occasions, we spent an hour picking these blooms (which bring terror to most home owners) and throwing them into the pond. Then, we’d walk around the pond to see where the current took them. Alexa also enjoyed “pretend” sniffing them. She said they smelled “so good,” and she also liked pretending they were her balloons.


Waiting patiently to see where the dandelions drifted. Here they come!!



Try explaining to an almost three-year-old how that yellow flower turns into this.


Alexa enjoyed walking along the rocks with Pop. They’re pretty tight buddies.



Here’s to slowing down and being fascinated, once more, by the simple things.

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