Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday's Flowers: a child's bouquet


Renee, at FIMBY, is hosting Friday's Flowers, a gathering of the summer's bouquets. I love the idea, as a reminder to keep refreshing those bouquets that I love to have but sometimes forget to gather, and as a challenge to improve my photography (is that even possible with the falling-apart piece of garbage camera I'm using?).

Earlier this week, we took a walk past some farm fields that are bordered by long grass and wildflowers along the road. It was a very slow walk, as you can imagine, as the children had to keep stopping to add to their bouquets (does anyone else sing "kum kwa kee wa, kum kwa kee wa" as they pick? Or is that just me? It's from a story my mother told us when we were little...The Gunnywulf.)

Back in the studio, some of the kids decided to draw their bouquets...

To see the other participants, or to join in yourself, go here.

9 comments:

Daffodil Lane said...

Lovely! What's the song from? I've never heard it.

Rana said...

Great photos. I love the idea of drawing pictures of what they have picked.

Francesca said...

hmm, what do we sing as we pick flowers? I think we've been deprived of a very important aspect of life in my country: we don't have a song for picking flowers!

Diane said...

That little boy is go to have some serious talent, from the looks of that drawing and his focus:)

Child in Harmony said...

Ahhh so wonderful to draw nature!

Thanks for sharing about Fridays Flowers! I ran outside before it got dark to gather some!

happy day!
~marcia

renee @ FIMBY said...

Lise,

Thank you for joining today. Your flowers are beautiful, just perfect.

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Annie said...

I love wildflower bouquets... but, hmm, I don't have a flower-picking song either. must fix.

Heather said...

How wonderful to draw what they have touched and picked. I am sure that was a beautiful way to savor the day