Saturday, May 30, 2009

Round Robin: Signs of Growth

Yup! It's time for another Round Robin Photo Challenge. This one, "Growing," comes to us from Jan, AKA Whammy, of the blog The Ellis Family Cincinnati.

I have no baby birds or kittens to show you, my dogs came to me fully grown, and obviously I have no kids. What growth can I chronicle, then? The obvious answer is plant life. But before we go there, let's check out a different kind of growing.

Here's part of the crowd at the first game of the reconstituted Tucson Toros baseball team, just before game time. Pretty sparse, right?

When I looked out on the same stands later, it was obvious the crowd had been growing. John pointed out that at any given time, a lot of the people in attendance were wandering the concourse, or in line for beer or hot dogs or whatever. This was especially true before the first pitch!

Okay, now for the plant example:

Here is the rose garden at Reid Park as I first saw it on February 28th. The plants were all cut back for winter. The only roses in evidence were a very few found on two rosebushes that were growing through the garden fence.

By April 26th the roses were definitely growing, and definitely in bloom.

May 29th, and it's safe to say they're still growing.

Is it just me, or have those rosebushes grown unusually tall?

I have other plants I could show you in time lapse, plus freshly green grass in the park and embarrassingly long grass at home, both growing in response to last week's rain. But for once I'm going to show some restraint, and end this entry after "only", six photos.

Now let's go see what's growing before the cameras of the other Robins!

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Wammy - Posted!
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Wammy said...

Love the rose bushes. It is amazing what a little sun and water can do over time...or lack there of. Good ideas.

Sherrie said...

Love the baseball photos! The roses are beautiful!! The one of nothing and then roses, WOW!! What a big difference! Mine is posted also and it is plants at my place, Sherrie's Stuff. Have a great day!


Teena in Toronto said...

Excellent growing pix! You were creative :)

I played too ... with a non-growing pic :)

Carly said...

Hi Karen

LOVE the choices for the challenge. I haven't been to a baseball game in years! The roses are lovely. In answer to your question, no, they are just fine in height, although I have seen some grow larger then this in the Rose garden in GGP.


Anonymous said...

You have indeed captured the essence of 'GROWING'.

The baseball pics are great! Thanks for sharing.

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Have a good one.

ellen b said...

Love your before and after shots! Boy that first shot of the rose bushes left me skeptical but they really bloomed nicely! :0)

Suzanne R said...

Great growing pics! Good example of the ball field -- I wouldn't have thought of that. And yes, the roses have gotten very tall!

Monica said...

Personally I love the sight of the number of fans growing. That means the excitement was gtowing too. Fun photos

Rita said...

The growing crowd was an inspired idea. I also love the look of the rose garden as it grows. Wonder what kind of plant food they are using?

a corgi said...

oh I just loved both concepts of growing, the plants and the crowd at the baseball game, very clever with that one! those rose bushes truly had grown over such a short period of time too!

all great pictures!


Far Side of Fifty said...

A growing crowd, and roses! I was hoping to see another rose photo from you, after seeing one of your similar photos last winter, they certainly have grown..they are just beautiful. Someone has a really green thumb! Thanks for sharing:)

MyMaracas said...

What a unique idea, to photograph the growing crowd! The roses are gorgeous, and yes they do look unusually large.

Jama said...

I love those rose bushes, indeed they are growing more beautiful each time when photographed!

Butch and Angie said...

I like your choices for the challenge. The rose area looked so barren in Feb. and then Wow!!