4.14.2010

You Capture: Fresh

My neighbor has lilacs.

My neighbor is elderly and has a huge yard and is the nicest lady on the planet and her lilacs are in a far corner of her yard, backing up to our fence.  It is a place she absolutely never ever sees.  I tried to steal some.


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Now I have poison ivy.  (Shhh, and some lilacs.)

What is it about lilacs?  They're like the benchmark of the season.  That syrupy sweet fresh-picked lilac smell means THIS IS SPRING, hurry up, enjoy it, don't blink or it will be 90 degrees and too hot to leave the windows open.

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We may not have lilac bushes of our own, but we have weeds.  Oh, do we ever have weeds.  Pretty weeds.

I kind of love them.

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See that dainty foot?

When Alice was just a few minutes old they put her on the scale to weigh her and I couldn't believe the way she pointed her fresh brand-new little toes as she looked around. She was practically posing. I felt, instantly, like the mom to a girl.  And I knew it would be just like this.

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(Please don't ask me why my daughter is not wearing pants or shoes and is instead sporting a Florida t-shirt as her entire outfit.  I don't have a good answer.)

Please head over to Beth's place at I Should Be Folding Laundry for photos of her FRESH new precious BABY BOY, and the many other lovely linky photos.

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable little girl.

    I cannot wait to have a little girl!

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  2. She is wonderful! My poor little boy never wears pants either. Who needs pants when potty training?!?

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  3. Violets aren't weeds ;) They're pretty!

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  4. Your second photo is BEAUTIFUL! I love it... the composition, the color of the lilacs repeated in the 'weeds', the lovely foot. Nicely done! And your green grass and weeds look perfect for bare feet.

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  5. So sweet! And don't feel bad, my son doesn't have pants or shoes on half the time either. :-) It's just the age they're at I think.

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  6. I have been eyeing Beth's You Capture link up for months now...
    wondering if I should...you know...link up.

    And your Florida tee clad child may have just convinced me.

    And the pointy-toe story.

    I loved that.

    :) Sara Sophia

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  7. I love lilacs, but I don't think I'd risk poison ivy to get some.

    I think your weeds are lovely.

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  8. Beautiful, and Alice and her toes and shirt are all perfect :)

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  9. Lilacs are peaceful & simple. My grandmother had a lilac bush so large that we could play inside of it... I love them and always will. I love your weeds too!

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  10. I love lilacs too, they're blooming here now. I think your weeds are quite pretty too:)

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  11. I used to pick weed flower boquets all the time when I was little. My mom would always put them in a vase and set them on the table or the window sill, just like they were real flowers. I am not sure if I wore pants to do this or not.

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  12. Alice is such a lovely girly girl! In that bottom pic she looks a lot like you.

    I don't think lilacs grow here. They sound heavenly. And, are those weeds violets? I love violets. They grow wild here. And, I love it when they blanket the ground.

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  13. We don't have to ask why she's dressed that way because we have kids, too. :-) Those girly little pointed toes are killing me. I can't wait to see that girl. July can't come soon enough.

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  14. Frolicking amongst the spring grass and flowers. Perfect!! And yes, Lilacs are SO wonderful! :)

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