Monday, January 16

Tree Hugger



Last night we had dinner with my daughter Nicla, husband Alex and grandsons Declan and Liam. Pictured is Declan, who likes our backyard as he can hug the trees.

14 comments:

Alex Scott said...

great photos lindsay.
Alex

madcapmum said...

That's a pretty cute boyo! And all that greenery again... sigh.

arulba said...

Beautiful grandson. The backyard makes me "sigh", too! We have twigs and cedar brush in our yard! Where did the name Declan come from? I love that name! I've never heard it before.

Lindsay Lobe said...

Thanks for your comments Alex, Madcap and Arulba

It’s a nice backyard for me to run around with Declan, as he pretends to be a monster and I hide behind the trees. The nocturnal possums make an almighty din running across our roof at night and we see many different species of brightly coloured lorikeets and parrots.

The name Declan is Irish and its origin is not known but it is thought the name may have meant "full of goodness" (obviously named in memory of his grandfather don’t you think ...ha ha!!) or possibly "Man of Prayer".

Saint Declan is a well known a 5th-century missionary.

arulba said...

Ah! It all makes sense now! I think he was named for his grandfather!

Vee said...

Another place I heard of Declan (for the first time) was on the show 'Mysterious Ways' where Declan is a Univ. professor who has a passion for unearthing things deemed miraculous. Basically seeing if something is actually a miracle or not.

Anyway, your grandson is so cute...gorgeous blue eyes!

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Vee

Interesting !!

I think I would really enjoy watching that show with the wonderful Declan Uni Professor unearthing mysteries for us.

I also think that life itself is a miracle, the fact we are here !! so maybe everthing is miraculous,
as we undertand more about how those miraculous things happen.

Best wishes

Granny said...

What a cutie. Thanks for the pictures.

Something else we have in common - the opossum, our only marsupial.

DA said...

Lovely pictures Lindsay. What a wonderful backyard. Great par 3! FORE!!

I recently saw the name Declan in a pagan story that I read. I could easily retrieve it: "Saint Declan built Ireland's earliest Christian settlement in Ardmore in County Waterford. This included an important monastery which played a vital role in spreading Christianity thoughout Ireland before it was re-introduced into a by now predominantly pagan Europe during the dark ages that followed the collapse of Rome.."

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi DA
You can use it for chipping practice, unlike my next door neighbours, of 5 acres, who have plenty of room for a hole or two !!

I cant even see their house which is obscured by the trees and slope. all I see is a litle mud brick studio (mud bricks popular in Eltham )

Thanks For the info - and on St Declan.!!

The pagan Declan sound like a good story worth hearing !! can you post on it or comment ?

Gary said...

Declan is so cute, I think the tree is hugging him! I bet Grandpa does too...

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Gary
That'true.

Nerdine said...

he's so cute!

Liked the pictures. It's fun to watch as the nature in your part of the world is very different from here...

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Nerdene
Its hard to imagine its probably -20 or more where you are........I think I can. Liked your pictures !!on your blog

best wishes