"Look Dad, no hands!"
Every day Ronan does something new- today was his turn to try his hand at climbing trees. Behind our house is a small trail that eventually winds through a long forgotten grove of olive trees.
Showing off the 'lean'
Old olive trees are great to climb- grippy bark, low branches, lots of forks and plenty of shade. And for Ronan the limbs these trees were not too large for little hands to hold.
A happy little boy in a tree
I was surprised at his ability to maintain his balance in the tree (while I snapped a few photos), and relieved that he did not attempt to jump when he got bored. He simply reach out an arm in my direction and said, "down!"
"Huh. Perhaps it is best that I don't jump... yet."