When I posted the other day about needing to distract my girl without expelling too much of my own energy, the super-talented Chris from Chris Allsop Photography had a good idea.
He has seen Abbey's photography first hand, when we met him at a birthday party last year. He very kindly and patiently let my three-year-old take his camera and shoot her own interpretation of the party - a big ask for a photographer whose pride and joy is his camera!
So he suggested that this week I take to the outdoors with my girl for a photographic expedition. As soon as I read his idea I knew just the thing...
One of Steve's greatest loves is gardening. He loves everything about it, even mowing and weeding... which is great, because I'm less than useless with anything to do with plants.
As he left the other day he noticed some new buds around the garden, and he mentioned that it was sad to miss part of this beautiful time of year as winter turns to spring.
So yesterday, Abbey and I took to the garden with our cameras (she with my old DSLR and me with my shiny new one). The mission? To spy anything that was a sign of spring coming, to show Steve when he gets home. Here are some of her photos:
|The mini veggie patch the two of them planted last week. "It will grow|
soon... in spring," she explained.
|Getting slightly distracted: "Look Mum! The neighbours have a lolly|
growing in their garden!" When I asked her if that was a sign of spring,
her response was an emphatic "YES!"
|The special orchid her grandparents bought when she was born|
|There's a bee in there!|
|"The sun means spring!"|