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petal party

Last night, while #1 and #2 were off with the carpenter (aka coach) winning a softball game, #3 and #4 and I had a petal party. The spectacular sakura in our backyard is giving up its blossoms, resulting in a luxurious soft pink carpet on our back deck. I love glancing out the window and for a split second, mistaking the petals for snow.

Yes, we really have enough to need a rake.

Some of us thought it would be fun to make a big pile and jump in them, autumn-leaves style. Others preferred to drag the rake around haphazardly, making little swirls reminiscent of a zen garden.

Petals were tossed, piggy-backs were given, and some heavy thoughts that had been preoccupying me all afternoon fluttered to the periphery, for a while at least.

In other flower news, it’s camas season. Ele and I had a wildflower walk in the park last week, just as they were starting to come out. Millie is doing a unit on native plants in her class right now, and can identify all sorts of flowers that are still new to me. She and two of her friends have launched a little magazine called the Wild Flower Gazette.

Shooting star, above, and camas below.

What flowers are out in your neck of the woods?

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Katie #

    Ele is such an adorable little fashionista! ❤ Beautiful pics, Rebecca!

    May 3, 2012
    • Thanks, Katie… for the kind words, and for providing so many of the adorable clothes 😉

      May 5, 2012
  2. Phil Baugniet #

    Just beautiful. Thank you.

    May 3, 2012
    • Thanks, Papa! Have you gone up to the woods to get Mama a wildflower bouquet yet? Maybe for Mother’s Day?

      May 5, 2012
  3. vicky #

    Lovely, Bec. Seeing the pics of Jack and Ele, so changed, make me long to see them again. And you.

    May 5, 2012
    • Oh Vic, I miss you and your clan too! Soon soon. xx

      May 5, 2012
  4. vicky #

    This is for Millie. We went for a hike in Gatineau Park yesterday and saw Trout Lily, Bellswort, Dutchman’s Britches, Trillium (red and white), Spring Beauty and something fuzzy and yellow that we have yet to identify. I’ll post pics on Facebook. things are way behind BC here and we’re only just getting warmer weather. How do i get a subscription to the Wildflower Gazette?

    May 7, 2012

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