Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Descanso Gardens Getaway

At 5:38 p.m., Polly sent Jo Ann and I a short email with five pics that illustrated a fun afternoon at Descanso Gardens, a botanical getaway in the foothills of La Canada. It's about 15 minutes drive from our house, and a few minutes from Grady's school. This is also at the foot of the Angeles Crest portal into the San Gabriel Mountains, where I ride my bike a lot (including tomorrow morning). So, it's a special area to our family.

The note and the photos brought a smile to my face. So I've pasted the whole thing here for you. Afternoon adventures with Pablo are a beacon of hope for everyone around us, especially those who are lucky enough to share the time with him. Hope is the rail we ride on to get through the strange and strangely inspiring time we are living in.

Here's the note and the pics:

Sorry about the quality—my camera is dead so my phone is all I have now. The last two are Pablo leading me by the hand as we blazed our trail. He was a good leader. I included the one of me because Pablo took it. It's so sweetly off kilter.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Beautiful photos because they speak of the regular,the normal,the stuff these kids should be able to be doing every day of their sweet lives.Do you know that Zoey has not been outdoors since October the 26th ... almost 4 months.It will be all worth it but that still makes me a bit sad.I just love seeing photos of Mr.Pablo taking in the world around him.Magic.