Friday, March 12, 2010

Watching the Boys Grow

Whenever we go to England to visit Gerry's parents, one of the things we like to do is go to the Pine Forest near Liverpool and take a photograph to mark how tall the boys have grown. Sam, who started out as the shortest has now pulled into the lead! We will take a new picture this coming week to bring the record up to date. So be sure to check back for an update after Spring Break. I will find a moment not only to add the most recent shot but also to scan our pre-digital photos from the very short days!

Summer 2005

Summer 2006

Spring Break 2008

Spring Break 2009

. . .

Are these the little boys at play?

I don't remember growing older
When did they?

. . .

When did they grow to be so tall?

Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
from Fiddler on the Roof

Pine Forest Update 2017
Pine Forest Update 2013
Pine Forest Update 2012
Pine Forest Update 2011
Tree of Life
Watching the Boys Grow


  1. Love the growth pix. Life is change.

  2. An e-mail from my neighbor:

    Re: today's Quotidian Kit: I've never felt like crying when hearing "Sunrise, Sunset" until I heard it in my mind today after seeing your photo chronicle of the "boys'" years. I love that you take note of observations, songs, thoughts that jog memory--a great reminder that those moments of making connections bring meaning and little bursts of joy (even if tinged with the bittersweet tug of time).

    Thanks for your good reads,