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Babes and Blossoms

While the weather is pleasant, Little Lion Man and I have been partaking in the preschool-appropriate fun at our neighborhood shopping center. With camera in tow, I try my best to snap photos of a rambunctious toddler who is more interested in shopping cart shaped like police cars, trains and fountains than lizards and hedgehogs.

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So although I couldn’t capture a decent photo of Liam, I was able to snap some photos of the flowers cascaded through the plaza.

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 Babes and Blossoms

Spring is definitely in full bloom at our favorite stomping ground, The Shops at Wiregrass, which is perfect timing for the Leap into Spring! Photo Challenge.

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For these photos, I decided to have fun with Field of Depth so you could truly experience the sights and smells of spring in my neighborhood.

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 Babes and Blossoms

Now, gather a whiff of the Jasmine bush growing wildly outside our front door.  With its twined vines and pungent fragrance, it welcomes you to our home.

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Well, it would welcome you to our home if one particular little man would stop the picking the flowers.  Otherwise it will just be bush with a bunch a leaves waving hello.

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Denise Mestanza-Taylor+

 Babes and Blossoms


Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • Jaymi says:

    aww I love those flower shots!

    26 April, 2012 at 1:35 pm
  • Elaine A. says:

    What a cool hedgehog – ha! Love those yellow flowers, so pretty! Nice shots, girl. :)

    26 April, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • Deborah says:

    all are great captures and the flowers are fantastic!

    26 April, 2012 at 11:34 pm
  • buckeroomama1 says:

    Very pretty flower shots!

    Your little man is getting quite big now. :)

    27 April, 2012 at 2:19 am
  • tiarasandtantrums says:

    where were you to get captures of the animals??

    27 April, 2012 at 9:31 am
    • Run DMT says:

      Busch Gardens brought small critters to the mall that day. Liam just wasn’t interested, but I love it. Thanks for stopping by!

      29 April, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  • Natasha says:

    great flower shots!!!

    27 April, 2012 at 12:35 pm
  • Ricole Runs says:

    Those are some pretty impressive flower photos!

    28 April, 2012 at 3:34 am
  • Betty Manousos says:

    i LOVE your flower shots!
    simly amazing!

    28 April, 2012 at 6:46 am
  • Keepie DaNiece says:

    I LOVE the shopping carts that have toddler friendly “rides” on them. We had some in our fomer home town, but haven’t seen any around here.

    29 April, 2012 at 1:40 pm
  • startraci says:

    My daughter is five and she still squeals when we go to the grocery store that has a car attached to the cart. They’re horrible to push but they sure make her happy.

    The flowers and the animals are awesome– great Spring pics!

    Happy Sunday!

    29 April, 2012 at 5:18 pm
  • superrelish says:

    I love your spring flowers, so beautiful.
    I am glad that Liam had fun, even if it was with the trolleys rather than all the critters!

    29 April, 2012 at 7:42 pm
  • unknownmami says:

    Love them all. Liam is adorable.

    4 May, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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