Thursday, September 30, 2010

You Capture : Togetherness

The assignment at You capture was Togetherness.
I really enjoyed capturing something that my family loves to do together.
We go on walks on some evenings to meander through
the streets of my parents' neighborhood.
We take our time as we stroll.
I thought that I would bring my camera along
and document the adventure that unfolds as we walk.

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We set off into the sticky evening air.
My Dad always has a walking stick for he and Griffin.
Three minutes into the walk, Griffin abandons the stick and then
my dad carries both of them
the rest of the way.

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Right outside the door, my dad points
out his new plant called Hearts A Bustin'.
It is quite a sight to behold.

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Griffin stops to pick flowers from unsuspecting yards
or to inspect nuts that he finds on the ground.
We all have to stop from time to time to admire them.

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Each new discovery becomes a treasure
and ends up in my father's pockets
as we continue our walk.
By the time we get home,
his pants are heavy with rocks and acorns.

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We all take a moment to marvel at Poison Berries
hanging on a tree and have a little chat
about the fact they are not cherries
and that we do not ever eat them.

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Then, Griffin accosts an Apple Tree
with his walking stick
and rotten apples tumble to the ground
as he yells "Hi-ya".


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We stop to pet a friendly cat named Peanut Butter.

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Finally, we head back home
before the sun starts to set
but just as the fireflies start to take flight.
I love our little walks and
the feeling of togetherness we get
as we stroll with the
scent of the Georgia evening on our skin.


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18 comments:

Carrie said...

Something like this was what I had in mind when I first heard the theme for the week - I'm so glad you captured it! :-) The heart bush that your dad planted is pretty amazing!

LisaDay said...

Beautiful. What a great memory for grandson and grandfather and mom.

lisaDay

R Montalban said...

I enjoyed taking the stroll with you. Conkers are fantastic things to collect and I have never seen hearts a bustin - they are great!

Ms. Diva said...

Simply beautiful pictures!!! Melts my heart!!

Sue said...

Georgia looks beautiful. I've only been there once, but we loved it.

My husband takes our grandchildren for walks in the neighborhood, often at dusk. He loves to point out the bats. And he brings poppers.

Fun stuff.

=)

Katie said...

This was wonderful! All those things to see were fantastic...thanks for letting me come along! :)

Beth Eaton said...

Those are priceless shots of the "Togetherness" that the two of them share. Thanks for sharing....I love it!

The Buchanan Family said...

Beautiful. I love the cat it looks like a old cat of mine I had growing up named opposum. (I know crazy name for a cat!) Love the pics.

April said...

Sounds like our GA walks. More stopping and looking than walking. And pockets full of treasures upon returning home. Love it. Your blog rocks.

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I may join in on Tuesday’s happiness project next week, it sounds like fun.

I love your togetherness photos, just priceless. Peanut butter is such a cute name for a cat, and I love the Hearts A Bustin' plant, very cool!

June said...

Nothing like an evening stroll... Beautiful pictures as always Leigh.

I am very curious about the Hearts a Butsin' plant. Going to have to look into that one!

Tara said...

Beautiful pictures and what a special moment between them captured forever.

Erin said...

Beautiful job, Leigh! I love Peanut Butter the cat. And we have similar discussions about the poison berries at our house, LOL!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Your pictures are so pretty! I would love to come walk where you live... Gorgeous!! and that awesome Hearts a burstin plant!?... Amazing! Love it!! Can't wait to see your freakshow friday photo post tomorrow :)
Happy Thursday!

Elaine A. said...

This is some awesome togetherness right here. Grandparents are so awesome.

Reminds me of my Dad. Always gotta have his walking stick... ;)

Brooke G. said...

What a fun outing! Great captures :D

agiraffeinascarf said...

What a lovely routine! They're gorgeous photos!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Beautify pictures. Very sweet.