|The Dogwoods were just beginning to show their colors.|
|Grandma and Ethan in the drive through tree.|
The weather in California was cold and rainy. When I booked the trip months ago I expected hot and dry. The trees defy description. Really. One has a feeling of Natural History taking place right before their eyes. I loved seeing Ethan's face as he eyed these giants. They are magnificent in every way. I knew he would be impressed, and he was.
|One of E's photos with new camera.|
|E in the fallen tree.|
|Me taking a picture of Scott taking a picture of E tree hugging.|
|Barbara taking a picture of me taking her picture!|
There was a car trip out to dinner with "Cochise" their 2 year old Boston Great Dane, and Kiowa their Rottie/Australian Shepard. Cochise was rescued from a horrid past. He was shy, and didn't like eye contact. We would say to each other: "I don't see anything." :-) We began referring to him as 140lbs of invisibility. Eventually he began to trust us. Sitting on Ethan's lap for the 1/2 hour car trip!
|140lbs of invisibility :-)|
Ethan has quite an eye. So I handed down my set camera that has taken thousands of continuity photos for TV/Movie work. The beauty of digital is that there are no mistakes. Only deletes. He went to town with it, and got quite a few stunning photos. I taught him how to use iPhoto in the airport on our way home. The proud Grandma thinks he will do right by his new camera. It has great history. He practiced on the "trees" in preparation for seeing the Elephants the next day. That will be my next blog.
|E in the trees.|
|E's photo of tree tops|
|Abe framed in a knot. Ethan composition again.|
Thanks for reading. Each day is a gift, open now.