Today's blog comes to you courtesy of S., who wanted to know what was up with the 14-year old posing in the wild flowers alongside of the state highways. For those of you not in the know, someone many, many years ago decided that beautifying the state was in order. So thousands and thousands of taxpayers' dollars go to planting wildflowers along all major roadways in the state. This time of the year, it's actually very pleasant to drive, because of the abundance of color and the reminder of how fresh and alive spring is.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's a state requirement for all parents to pull the car over to the side of the road, take all children under the age of say, five, and plop them down in the middle of a wildflower field and take their picture. The results of Junior surrounded by daisies, Indian paint brushes and black-eyed Susans are pretty cute, actually. I agree with S., though; some of the cuteness factor is lost, once the baby fat melts away and the wildflowers are ankle high, rather than brushing the tip of a baby's chin.