Kids and I took a relaxing stroll outside this afternoon: Ellis on stroller smelling her blankie and Elliot walking next to me. Usually there’s a bit of chatter and running around, but today was time to slow down.
The afternoon breeze and seeing the last bit of richly hued leaves were delightful. December is almost over, yet glimpses of autumn are still visible.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Daisies remind me of open fields and sunshine. Their simplicity is full of cheerfulness.
When Elliot was around 3 years old, our daily morning routine involved walking to Starbucks every morning. Our place was conveniently located right across the street from it, so this gave us time to walk, socialize, hang out, and learn to love the cafe culture. lol. Elliot became enamored with the row of daisies on the sidewalk and he picked one every day. To this day, when he sees a daisy and he’s in a happy mood, he’ll pick one for me and his sister to put in our hair.
3 years old…daisy power. I could only find this printed picture.