Wild Hyacinths

We went to see the wild hyacinths at a forest near Brussels yesterday.  Although Simon did have his usual “I’m too tired to walk” moments and I even carried him on my shoulders a couple of times, I found it quite unusual to see how much pleasure he had picking a little flower bouquet and tenderly carrying it all the way, worried that the flowers are “unhappy” without water. “I’m going to sort them into several vases back home, Mom!” he said, touching the buttercup buds, “the babies”. I told him he was not allowed to pick the hyacinths, so it was mainly the dandelions he had in his hand.

He was also very curious about how the real camera works and made several nice photographs, almost properly focused. Another point of interest was the lifespan of trees and how one can calculate their age by counting the circles inside the tree trunk.

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