Sunday, February 1, 2009
Leif in the Apple Tree - Sachsen bei Ansbach, Germany - May 1979 - Age 4
As a child, Leif loved to climb things. Anything. Trees, rocks, ladders, whatever had the possibility of going up high. When we lived in Sachsen bei Ansbach for two years, he had plenty of opportunities. We had seven plum trees and two apple trees in our yard, and there was a woods close by. He was fearless about it, though as his mother, I wasn't. I had been a climber as a kid, too, and was pretty fearless myself, but it's a lot different when you're the parent responsible for the kid's safety.
Leif liked this apple tree, and it was particularly nice this time of the year, with the blossoms. He was four years old in this photo.