Monday, May 14, 2012

Brave Bean


 The natural world has always been my milieu. I was forever out of doors as a child, coming in only to forage for something to eat and to sleep. My little Bean was here with me this weekend and when she wasn't out of doors with one of us, she was at the door asking to go out.

She and her Ma and Da and I went for a hike in the warm spring sunshine. She walked nearly half a mile on her own, stopping often to examine rocks and bugs and puddles. We followed a carefully mowed path through the Cobble where I take my write/hike groups, but the lure of the tall grasses was too much for Bean. She deliberately walked among them, her face open with delight, and could hardly be coaxed back to the open path. She is surely a child of my heart!


16 comments:

Diane said...

So glad you're still here in Blogland!! :)

Gary said...

This sounds like an amazing day. You make me want to go outside!

June said...

Little Bean wanted to be in the tall grass where the fairies and elves hide.

Judith said...

That second picture -- the happy wanderer -- is priceless. Indeed your granddaughter ---

Brian Miller said...

aww...i love being outdoors and did as a kid as well...i am glad she has that same heart...smiles...

Molly said...

Sounds like you had a perfect Mother's Day! [I'm loving The Forgotten Garden!]

Pauline said...

Diane! So happy to see you back! Thanks for coming by.

gary - it's where I'd rather be, no matter what the weather.

June - how did you know? Me, too! Always did :)

J - she is, she is :)

Brian - me, too. We have a bond :)

Molly - isn't that a great book?

steven said...

ha pauline!!! what better person to share her love for all that matters than with you!!! steven

Kerry said...

She's a lucky little girl to have you for her gran. And wow, she walked 1/2 mile on her own? What a trooper.

Hilary said...

Atta girl, little Bean. :)

patteran said...

Clearly it's in the genes, Pauline. How gratifying!

Pauline said...

Steven - we are going to have fun, the Bean and me!

Kerry, she's a sturdy little soul!

Hilary - that's what I say, too.

Ah Dick, it is so neat to have a little one so interested in being out of doors. We explore every time we're together :)

Barbara Shallue said...

What a doll! I know you were in heaven with her!

Pauline said...

Barbara, one of my definitions of heaven is being with my grands!

Marion said...

I could never stay away from fields and tall grasses when I was small, either. I felt as if I was in a different world.

She's adorable, Pauline, I completely understand your definition of heaven! xx

Pauline said...

Marion, we have so much in common! Wish you lived next door!