How quickly time flies!
My niece receiving the world at age 8:
Headed out into the world (with her international baccalaureate):
Watch out world!
Every morning (usually late morning) the pups and I meander through the neighborhood. They sniff and do other doggy stuff and I take my camera and do some visual sniffing. Every day different things catch their noses and my eye. Today was a mountains and blossoms day.
It felt like someone flipped the switch and now it’s really spring.
This is a picture I took at the Beijing airport a couple of years ago (with my phone, hence the poor quality). Even though I don’t know what it is I have always felt that there is a story behind it. She caught my imagination with her pretty floral headdress. The picture is blurry: I snapped it while trying to manage my own luggage through the check in line.
Soon the branches won’t be visible.
Just starting to poke its blossoms out through chilly raindrops. Seems a mite early but maybe it will work out. These are pretty sturdy.
I live in a bowl, an often cloudy bowl at that, and rarely see a true horizon. I never really thought about that much but a friend who moved to this area from the prairies of Colorado complained that she sometimes feels claustrophobic because she can’t see to the distance. I may be the other way: I noticed that I rarely take a picture of just the horizon. Here are a few, all taken far from home.