Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Colors, primary and otherwise

We went to the park last Thursday. JD and Monkey called from their way back home to declare that we are all going, and I can just walk while they ride their bikes. So we did, I did, they did. It was all good and maybe even a little great, except for the part where we forgot our camera and the bread products I intended to feed to the ducks so as to get them out of our house before Passover. By the time Monkey and I got to the same park yesterday, the colors were much brighter and in many more places. The spring is now here, for real.

 

Check out the fish. Trippy, no?

 

We brought the bread this time too, and even the long-distance lens for the camera.

 

And so it was, as I was watching Monkey dole out the baked goods so very generously,

 

and then putting the poor bird through the after snack exercise routine,

 

that I had my own wise son moment. I realized the application of the mysterious prohibition on deriving benefit from one's hametz (leavened bread) was not all about rabbis sitting around with nothing better to talk about. For we, both of us, were clearly deriving benefit from the hametz we didn't get rid of in time.

When all the bread was finally gone (and all the birds likely fit to serve at a holiday meal, because, dudes, given the volume of bread we showed up with, they must've been stuffed), we were finally free to move about the premises.

 

Monkey ran around, and I got some shots.

 

I actually spotted this tree last week, and made the mental note to come back with the camera. I am not sure how or why I never noticed it before, but I am happy to have found it now.

 

 

I was busy shooting the weird shapes when Monkey called to me from right inside the skeletal canopy. Mama, look-- somebody wrote on the tree. Many somebodies, it seems.

 

And what is this about?

 

A very stubborn leaf, message of a spring and a fall gone by, it appears. Telling me the tree is likely going to be covered in green, and soon. The pity, really-- I am guessing it will look gentrified and so much less impressive then.

17 comments:

christyna said...

what a beautiful bunch of pictures. It sounds like a sweet peaceful day.

Tash said...

lovely.

Amelie said...

Wonderful pictures. And is that Monkey's hair? Wow.

janis said...

I love bare trees. So naked they talk. And Monkey's hair, OMG.

c. said...

Stunning pictures. And, OMG, gorgeous hair.

Aurelia said...

Fab photos my dear!

My Reality said...

Monkey has great hair. Perhaps just like her mother?

Great shots!

niobe said...

Love the trippy fish.

k@lakly said...

Wow, those are great! I miss the city parks, the burbs can't hold a candle to them...
Oh and Monkey's hair is absolutely gorgeous!

LAS said...

I love the photos!

Anonymous Eater said...

I came to comment on Monkey's hair, too. Apparently I am not the only one. Beautiful pictures, too.

Ahuva Batya said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures. Happy Passover.

Antigone said...

I love weeping trees.

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Your daughter has some awesomely exuberant hair!

Lori said...

Oh, that glorious girl! She makes it look more like Spring! So alive!

Beautiful photos.

Julia said...

Thank you, all.
We didn't plan it that way for the photo shoot, but her hair is extra fluffy in the pics because it was washed just that morning. Heh. :)

thrice said...

My first thought was Monkey's hair. Just beautiful!