The first weekend in May is a ritual for my "live-in gardener" and I
to attend the plant sale at Canby Fairgrounds.
This year we invited our D to come along and explore.
In a way we were surprised when he said "yes".
He was fascinated!
Oh the wagon brigade was out in full attendance.
Whew! dodging those wagons and keeping up with a 5 year old
was a different experience for us.
It ended up not being about finding plants for our garden,
but just experiencing it through the eyes of one 5 year old.
A much difference experience and lots of fun,
but about 2/3 of the way through he was ready to go.
Yes, it can be a bit overwhelming for sure.
We explored in different ways.
In the end D went home with one fly catcher, which totally intrigued him
and two pots of strawberry plants.
He insisted on carrying that fly catcher through the whole show.
He loves strawberries and when we bought one the grower gave him the second.
Another grower gave him a frisbee, so he was a happy boy.
Seeing through the eyes of a 5 year old is
very different than through our much older eyes.
Whew! we were ready for feet up after that;
but oh so fun!!!!