4.02.2009

You Capture: Spring

You know the song "It Might As Well Be Spring" from the 1945 musical State Fair? You don't? Allow me to introduce you. This was my favorite song when I was in 4th grade. I sang it over and over, working on my Jeanne Crain impression. I have to say, I eventually got pretty good. You know, for a fourth grader.

(Don't you kinda wish you had a video of 9 year old Erin doing her Jeanne Crain impression, in earnest, all alone? Hilarious.)

(Okay, fine. Sometimes while folding laundry I still do my Jeanne Crain impression.)



This week, Beth's photo challenge was to capture Spring. (Capture it? I can't even find it!)

I am not entirely convinced it will ever be True Spring in these parts. Fake Spring has dropped by once or twice, but it's still too cold and gray to feel refreshing in a True Spring kinda way.

THIS IS A VERY LONG AND RIDICULOUS INTRODUCTION TO MY PHOTOS.
MY APOLOGIES. It is very very late and the volume on my rambling has been turned up to 11.

On to the photos!

These photos were taken indoors, but they represent Spring to me in a big way.
We are hopefully going to have a vegetable garden this Summer. We talked about it a lot last Summer, but I was pregnant and not quite up for the challenge. This year I think I'm ready. We started some seeds in our window, to see what comes up.
Clark got his own egg carton and his own dirt and his own seeds. And his own spray bottle to water it all with.

clark gardening 3

clark gardening 4

The gardener sometimes needs a drink too.

clark gardening

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, too precious. You did a great job.

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  2. Oh my heart.....love the 1000% boy shots, what great fun!! Happy Spring! :)

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  3. Awesome again this week :) I like the angle on the first one. Also, did Clark eat a little dirt? It is a very common technique among 2 year old master gardeners.

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  4. I love it! Dirt play in the kitchen! I would die. ;) My boy, however, would be so jealous of these shots! I really need to start a garden this year...I really do...I need a good kick in the pants to do it though...I always say I will and then...

    Anyway, great captures! I love your take on Spring!

    When I Grow Up

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  5. Oh, yes, dirt is definitely part of spring when it comes to kids! Those shots are adorable!

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  6. Thanks for sharing that video. I never had heard of it before and I liked it. :) It made me want to watch old movies.

    I too, want a veggie garden. There is like ONE place in our whole yard where it would work for a small one (it is vey shady here) and I think I might do it. Might. If I get motivated.

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  7. Awww! Those are fabulous. Hope Spring comes to you for real soon! I started some seeds in my window a few weeks ago, and one lone teeny bit of green is FINALLY peeking through. Good luck!

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  8. Those are great shots! My kids would be jealous. We are hoping to do this soon. I love your perspective on spring and in the photos.

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  9. He's so serious... too cute! I love the tongue ... such concentration!

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  10. So cute!! I am sure that eating dirt will make the garden grow so much faster. :)

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  11. Ha ha ha! I love him! Too cute! And it looks like he was having so much fun!

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  12. A little dirt never hurt!

    I love the last one so much! Good luck with your garden! We're getting ready to plant ours as well.

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  13. i want a little boy sooooo bad! dang, that red hair, the tongue, the dirty fingers, i can't stand it!!!! girls are fun, but there's just something about a little boy that warms a mother's heart. (apparently even the heart of another mother...)

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  14. oh my word! what a precious little fellow! and what a good mommy you are - you got the shots! yes! so sweet! who cares about spring when you have a little guy like this to entertain you???

    my You Capture post this week features drops, buds, and kitties. there is always room for you in The Shadow of the Cross, so check it out. thanks in advance for your visit :O).

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  15. And then he takes a drink...oh my!

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  16. So sweet. I did some planting last week in my house (house plants) and the smell of the rich dirt made me CRAVE summer and my childhood. It was amazing what the smell did to me.

    These shots are a great reminder to play in the dirt. so fun!

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  17. Oh my stars he is precious!!! Can I borrow him? All I got were girly girls ;)

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  18. I love these pics! I totally felt like I was right there at your table with your little boy...good perspective shot!

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  19. he is so cute! we planted seeds the other day, and I can't wait to actually transplant them outside. It's our first garden too. It will be nice to see how your garden does since we live in the same zone.

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