We are not great gardeners around here. After trying to make the front flowerbed look nice two Summers in a row we finally came to a realization. We can't keep plants alive. It's too hot outside and we are under water restrictions. We don't have time to hand water, so everything dies. We needed a new plan.
We found a wooden bridge, wooden wheel, and statue of a boy and girl reading a book. Suddenly the front flowerbed looks like we take care of it. The best part is it doesn't require any upkeep. The bushes in the back seem to live no matter what we do to them, which is perfect!
That's when we came up with the idea to take a photo of the kids on the bridge. All we had to do was get them to stand on the bridge, facing the front. This seems so simple, unless you have toddlers who don't stand still.
We ended up with over 30 photos of this process. They all looked right before the click. Our camera isn't incredibly fast, but our kids apparently are.
Rocky also wanted in on the action which didn't help the kids focus. Granted, it didn't increase the level of difficulty by much either. Rocky knows how to sit and pose for a photo when we tell him.
Just stand on the bridge, or near the bridge, and look this direction. It sounds simple, but it's really not. We rarely do posed photos and this is proof of why.
At some point we just give up. Yes, he's squatting, but look, we can see two faces. They are both on the bridge. They are even almost smiling. So, no flowers, no posed photos, and yet I'm still happy. It's all about priorities.