Thursday, April 22, 2010

butterflies and gardening

We recently adopted a caterpillar and watched it grow from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. No less beautiful and miraculous is watching the transformation from a tiny seed, to a plant that produces a fruit.

Finn has had a green thumb since he and Jeremy began gardening together over 2 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't walk outside to see Finn "transplanting" some pumpkin sprout or bell pepper plant he's discovered growing in our wood chips. For Christmas this year my parents gave Finn several gardening tools/pots to plant whatever he desired, and a bean window so that he could watch the sprouting process from roots to leaves. Every morning before breakfast, we hear the dragging of a chair across the floor to the piano; Finn has positioned himself on the piano where his projects are growing to check the progress of each seed. This is a love and passion that comes from both sides: Jeremy's Grandpa, my uncle Kermit, Uncle Bruce and Aunt Sandra.


Aud said...

that butterfly picture is beautiful!

Nana Jan said...

And how miraculous to see our grandchildren develop as little people with individual strengths and passions. What a privilege to get a peek at what God is doing in each of their lives. Eager to see Finn's garden first-hand in June.