Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clover Grows Beneath the Trees


I really love this photo, it’s one of my favorites from our trip. The magnitude of the moss-covered trees and her tiny frame looking up at them in wonder… it just tugs at my heart strings. I took it on a hike called the Hall of Mosses in the Hoh Rainforest in Washington’s Olympic National Park.

Clover’s reached a point now where she doesn’t want to be put in her stroller (Lucas pushed an empty one for most of this hike), our hopeful suggestions/pleas that she ride in it for a little while being met with a very matter of fact “No. I’m just walkin’ everywhere.” (Seriously, how can you argue with that logic? ;) This can make for some pretty slow going though when it comes to hikes, but at least this was a beautiful one!

She turned two today and each day seems to hold a new development in how she soaks up the world around her. She amazes me all the time with the things she notices and how she explains them. She’s a super verbal little two-year-old with a pretty impressive vocabulary!

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Mama loves you, like the trees love the sun : )

30 comments:

Sam said...

Many happy returns to your little one - so sweet in this photo - I totally agree!! So cute too the way she's being all independant with her walking - bless!

Manja said...

Aw, happy belated birthday to your little Clover! That picture is really great :)

Thrifted Treasure said...

That's a really beautiful photo- it deserves to be enlarged and framed somewhere really special in your home :-) Happy birthday Clover. NONE of my boys want to be in the stroller, I end up pushing a screeching, moaning double stroller around, oh well!

Iris said...

What a great photo! The Hall of Mosses sounds amazing (and what a name!), and Clover is such a cutie :-)

Dime Store Thrift said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Little Clover!

Missa...my little guy is nearly 5 and Lys just turned 12 and I remember so vividly each age and the wonders they bring. How fun!

Q's Daydream said...

Wow, that picture really is amazing!

elena-lu said...

fantasticly magical picture! happy birthday to your little beautiful girl! i wish her lots of love and amazing moments!!

anne said...

that photo is AMAZING! very beautiful. happy birthday to your little one. they grow up so fast, it's wonderful that you are relishing every moment with her. that's something you'll never regret doing. :)

ms. teacakes said...

her wonder and curiosity are precious!

v. picturesque photo!

Gabriel Girl said...

What a wonderful photo - most definitely an heirloom.

Keep encouraging that curiosity - it sounds like you're doing a great job!

Milla said...

Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Clover!

Rachel C. said...

the ever-growing independance of a toddler is not a force to be reckoned with. :)

great photograph!

Toosdai said...

your adventure seemed so full of love and laughter and light. this photograph captures all of that, as well as wonder and awe. you inspire me to make adventures out of my own life.

Alexa said...

Awww, happy birthday Clover!! What a wonder she must be.

Pretty Pirate said...

The picture is super sweet, one to treasure for ever! Happy birthday to your little cutie! Seeing pictures of the woods in Washington makes me really home sick.

Sal said...

Just when I thought she couldn't get any cuter. Happy birthday, beautiful Clover!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

I can't believe just how gorgeus that forest is! It's calling to me! Your little daughter looks just lovely, the loveliest little explorer. I bid her a happy birthday as well. You picked a magestic name for her!

moonshinejunkyard said...

i love your blog, your relationship with your daughter, and your relationship with THRIFT STORE TREASURES!!!

thanks for being a bright shining star in the world!

Eyeliah said...

Happy Birthday Clover!

Ms. B said...

Such a sweet photo! So precious!!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

wow, such a magical photo. kinda looks like it belongs in 'Where The Wild Things Are'... she's such a cutie.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLOVER!!! :)

Kristen said...

Can I just say how happy even the title of this post makes me? Your daughter is adorable! Happy Birthday, Clover :)

Liz said...

awesome awesome awesome.
That's all i can come up with...

happy birthday little one.
they do sure grow up quickly.

Diane said...

TWO already?! Happy birthday little Clover! Wonderful pic. Hard to imagine, but each year just gets better as they develop and learn and talk and talk and talk...

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that picture is lovely!!


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muchlove said...

happy belated birthday to Clover!!
that's a wonderful picture you captured of her.

Sylvia said...

You are so unbelievably lucky to have that photo. It is gorgeous and she's just going to love it when she's older. Amazing!

Hannah said...

Ahhhh happy belated birthday Clover! This is such a lovely picture, definitely one that deserves a frame!

Caroline said...

You know, I was just thinking earlier about how much Clover has grown since I started following your blog. (I was thinking specifically of a photo of you holding her up in front of the Clover brand milk something or other at a fair of some sort...?).

Anyway, yay! Happy birthday to her! Ava eschewed the stroller about that time too, and I'm pleased she did. It made for some very slow going at some points, but I'd much rather her be willing to be more independent and keen on exploring. I think in a way, it helped me be more impressed by the world around me.

Luce Goods said...

yay! clover happy birthday to you and you too missa...being a mom that is!