Sunday, February 21, 2010

Burgeoning

Burgeoning leaves begin peeking from the tips of naked branches in hope of sunlight to warm the epidermis and start the photosynthetic cycle again.


Burgeoning flower buds unfold from their dormancy waiting for that special insect to visit.


Burgeoning tadpoles with little, black, round-shaped bodies hint at the life form they will later become.


Burgeoning Sharpie-horse bursts with stored energy that winter's confinement creates.


Burgeoning with enthusiasm, Gemma thinks she can touch the clouds.


And race like the wind.


Not so burgeoning, Ella crawls backward on the evolutionary tree, sliding her body off the chair in strange and fascinating ways. This is the preferred method for eating one's lunch...


Or not...


Ella had to be extracted from this location by MOI, complete with tears and screaming. She is banned from this dining location from here on out!!!!!

22 Comments for OSL:

jane augenstein said...

Great post! Love all the pictures, tadpoles, they won't be around here for awhile, still snow on the ground.
Wow, Sharpie is really a flying pretzel! What a twisting leap that is! Great shot! LOL
Your daughter, way tooooo cute!!!
Send me some of your warm weather. It's cold here in Ohio!!!!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Hehehe Silly Ella! Sharpie is just one of the prettiest horses I've ever seen! Gemma is beautiful too of course. :-D I'm so ready for spring. I think my forsythia is going to actually look pretty this year instead of like a stick with one bloom on it. hehe

Rural Rambler said...

Julia Gemma CAN touch the clouds. Ella, that face in the second picture. That FACE!!!

IanH said...

Those are really great horse shots! You have a talent! Emma is priceless! Enjoy her, as they grow up all too fast

Pricilla said...

I love that you stopped to photograph Ella...oh the future cringe moments for that little girl.

Melodie said...

Great picts,especially the horse ones! Poor Ella,Mommy to the rescue!

Life Ramblings said...

wonderful thoughts and beautiful captures especially the horses. Ella is such a cutie pie.

Sharkbytes said...

We are nowhere near spring yet! THe horses sure are full of it! And Ella is sure to have her own comedy blog soon. She's amazing.

Grand Pooba said...

Hahaha! Poor poor Ella.


You need to frame that picture of sharpie horse. Oh my god it's beautiful!! Okay, so are the other two but I like the unusualness of Sharpie.

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh my gosh poor Ella. Do you have change of seasons like we do here?

theUngourmet said...

Who designs those chair anyway?! Don't they know that little boys and girls love climbing through them? :D

Awesome photos, especially the first two of those pretty horses!

Robyn Jones said...

I wish it was that warm here..we still have a couple of feet of snow on the ground..-20 this morning....yuck. I am so done with winter...I love the pics of the horse BTW!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Julia..Well, I like this blog too..so I am doing the same as I did for your other blog...I like your writing and strength and the rural life you live..Come say hi :D

Frogs in my formula said...

I'm not horse lover, but that photo was gorgeous. Like something out of a magazine. Such silly Ella pictures! Too cute.

Ratty said...

That first picture of the horse is fantastic! One of the best I've seen.
Poor Ella. I remember what it's like when as a kid having fun turns bad.

Doris Sturm said...

Hello Julia - I love learning new words. I looked it up on the Dictionary because I didn't know what it meant and I have an excuse - I was born and raised in Germany (and nobody ever told me - he, he, he)

Anyhow, I always enjoy your posts. I love the first 2 photos of the horses and Ella made me laugh ;-) Little kids are such monkeys, aren't they? I miss my daughter being a kid - now she thinks she's my mom!

Anyhow, if you get a chance, go read my blog about voting for my Gizzy and me offering more of my crocheted roosters potholders as a gift/compensation for donating...

Have a great day! Today is a wonderfully cook, crisp and windy day - brrrrrr - I just LOVE it!

Doris Sturm said...

correction: Today is a clear, cool, (maybe even chilly) crisp and windy day - Gizzy and I love it!

DayPhoto said...

Oh, SPRING! In all it's glory. I agree with your horse. I would love to touch spring and kick as high as the clouds.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

MObugs said...

Your horses are stunningly beautiful!!!! And oh so happy!

Ella is a child after my own heart. My very own "monkey boy" stuck his head through the slats of a chair and couldn't figure out how to remedy the situation. I was torn between laughing at his predicament or panicking at the thought "how am I getting him outta this mess?" fortunately a little vasoline and some strategic wiggling and he was free. One would think he would learn from this lesson, but alas, this was not the case as we had a repeat the following week. Finally he figured out he could not crawl through the back of the chair to dismount.

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, Ella is so adorable as always. I just can't imagine any cuter or more entertaining little girl.
I love your horse photos and the ones of spring too. I'm happy to say here we just had two more feet of snow and are firmly ensconced in winter. Missed too much of it in the Ozarks and I want it to linger but I'll visit spring through your photos.

Sara said...

Love the horse pictures! And Ella's face made me laugh out loud. What a little stinker!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Tha horse photos are amazing!!!!