Grandchildren and Spring.

  • Every Wednesday the kids are let out of schools early. I go pick my prince Andrew up and bring him here to spend the afternoon with us. Yesterday, Shelley had an appointment with her hair dresser, and I had the added pleasure of having little prince Zain. It was such a beautiful day. They played hide and seek with M and I took some pictures. I love taking their pictures. They are adorable subjects, even when they don’t smile or are unhappy about some silly thing.

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    Aren’t they cute?

    Now that I have bragged about my little princes, I shall go on to my yard and the flowers. I am so excited about my yard. The flowers are so beguiling, and I just want to spend time on the deck looking at them. The numerous birds, all day long are chirping and sound so happy. The pink Rhododendrons look amazing. Their delicate color makes my heart gasp with ecstasy.

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    There are so many different azaleas in the yard. White, pink, orange and blood red. Breathtakingly gorgeous. Look for yourself, and be the judge. I am sure many of you have better blooms than these, but for someone from the tropics, seeing such beauty is just truly mesmerizing. the pink azaleas look like miniature roses. Every day, I go to these plants and say, “Dang, you are just as beautiful as you were yesterday!”

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    And then there is the Martha Washington Geraniums. I saw them in the Nursery, and the flowers looked like folded up pieces of velvet. I HAD to get them! ;)

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    And finally a lone strong-willed tulip hanging around after every one of its kith and kin has left for the year, amidst the creeping phlox.

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About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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8 Responses to Grandchildren and Spring.

  1. The boys are so handsome!!!
    Your flowers are absolutely beautiful.
    Hugs

  2. slmret says:

    Your rhodies are spectacular, Zakiah! They are beautiful flowers, and yours are such great colors! And the 2 little boys are just as cute!!!

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Glad you get some time with your grandkids. Glad you have some pretty flowers

  4. YAY for handsome grand-princes!
    YAY for beautiful Spring flowers!
    All of them (princes and flowers 🙂 ) are growing and bringing joy to your life!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  5. theinfiniterally says:

    Your yard looks like a good place for play and adventure. Lucky boys! The plantings look fantastic, you’ve done a great job with them.

  6. The photos of the grandchildren and M playing in the lawn show how intense your pleasure was ;Zakiah . And to end a festival of azaleas to highlight the feast! 🙂
    Love ❤
    Michel

  7. marica0701 says:

    Beautiful flowers!!! We don’t have too many opening up here at this moment. Hopefully soon 🙂

  8. Oh – this is awesome. There’s so much laughter and beauty in this entry. Thanks for brightening up my day.

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