Chairs, Benches, Stools, Oh My!

It has been almost two weeks since I have blogged. Life was busy, grandies were a priority, and at the end of the day, I was too tired to write or to share photographs. I did manage to make a comment or two on a social networking site, and on those whose blogs I follow. I think I am back on track for now.

I am going to post twelve photographs today. They are not the normal compositions I usually post, but, nonetheless, I enjoyed taking them. They are not spectacular as far as fine photography, but they are photographs that were taken with love, through the eyes of my grandies.

Here are the first three.

What! What is this about? What were you thinking, Lorri? Well, quite honestly, the grandies and I had a blast looking at all of the odd chairs, stools, benches and other seating items on our walk through The Sepulveda Garden Center.

The Sepulveda Garden Center
is a community garden program, which totals about 800 plots, each one approximately 10 feet by 20 feet, on about 20 acres of land. It is a unique and wonderful experience to walk through The Sepulveda Garden Center. Each plot is a story in its own, with some being totally overgrown and not attended to on a routine basis, and some being pruned and kept up nicely.

And, of course, some, have seats in all styles and fashions, within the plots. My grandies saw the first set of chairs, and asked me to take a photo of them. So, voila, I did. From there, the photos of chairs, stools and benches, etc., escalated.

We had a delightful walk, observing nature at its best and its overgrown worst, from the plants of varied flowers, to the vegetable gardens, to the oddities people have in their plots, to the beauty of it all. It was a fascinating adventure.

And, yes, if you must know. The grandies and I have our own plot. We are growing sunflowers (not blooming yet), tomatoes, and other assorted flowers and vegetables. I enjoy our outings, and they do, too. It is a great learning tool for them, to plant seeds, and tend them with love and care, and watch them grow. I felt it would be a wonderful educational experience for them, and teach them how to care for the earth. Jews and the environment mingle very nicely.

They are now aware of life, growth and the environment, and aware of not killing snails, worms and other insects that inhabit the garden. Some are there for a purpose, to help the garden soil and help the plants. Some are a nuisance, but they have learned to gently push them aside and let them be free.

I will post more photographs from The Sepulveda Garden Center in the coming weeks. More chairs, yes, but also other things that the three of us found interesting. Their eyes have opened up to a whole new world of wonder. They point, and I click.

May 5, 2012 – 13 Iyyar, 5772

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Filed under Judaism, Non-Fiction

6 responses to “Chairs, Benches, Stools, Oh My!

  1. It is great with children (I am thinking of my nieces here) to see the world through their eyes and I can see you are enjoying this with your grandies.
    How lovely to teach them about gardening and how to nurture and protect life!

    • Thank you, Hannah. I am totally enjoying this. I don’t know who is enjoying it more, me or them. Little Logan really understands about cradling life. Emily does, too, but in a different way. She is more of a planter and weeder, whereas Logan talks to the plants, and blows them kisses. Too cute.

      I am sure you enjoy life through the eyes of your nieces.

  2. You obviously had a wonderful time with your grandchildren, and it’s apparent that you learned from them just as they learned from you. It sounds to me like time well spent.

  3. Wonderful series of shots. Chairs seem to have their own personality.

  4. Lorri..your grandchildren will learn to love nature and not to harm it..they are lucky to have you and you to have them…Michelle

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