Sunday, September 27, 2015
One of Buttons favorite places is the National Botanical garden.
Some days we spend the entire day just watering plants and watching things change and grow as I watch him change and grow.
Much like the greenhouses and grounds, many things stay the same with my little man. The layouts, the plants themselves, and paths to take stay the same but as the seasons change from winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall, and back again there are new things to see. There are new rotating exhibits, new plays outside in the amphitheater, new bands playing in the main hall.
It is so much like his life. he changes every time I look away yet so much stays the same. His love for nature, his type A personality, his strong will and cravings for adrenaline stay the same. I see it more and more every day; I see the person he is, the dreams he may have and personality he holds. These are the things I dreamed of when he was a newborn rocking in my arms to sleep. These are the things I dreamed of when he started to talk and I begged to see more of his dreams and world.
Will he be a botanist one day? I have no idea, these dreams may change, because, so much like other things around us, he is ever changing, yet, staying so much... him. And, to me, that is so exciting.
Posted by bethany b at Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I am guilty of taking lots of photos everywhere we go. One thing I have found though, is how often I photography the places we go and no so much the people there. I photograph the plants, the animals, the architecture, I photograph the street performers, the information I learn, the items I want to buy or wish I could, I photograph the changes in weather, the food I eat and the details of every day. Along the way, I forget to capture the most impotent parts. I forget to see the dirty hands, the laughter of my son, the impatient look my Darling is giving as I snap away, the moments of us between the "moments" we are making. I am striving to change that.
Posted by bethany b at Tuesday, September 08, 2015