Idyllic Day…

Yesterday was an absolute perfect day. It was a dad and Sofia day and it was high of about 65, sunny and breezy. First stop was a trip to Tommy’s for some… you know what. Tommy let Sofia borrow a copy of “Ferdinand The Bull”, a kid’s book about a bull in Spain that only wanted to smell the flowers. Then it was a quick trip to pick out a birthday card for Mom that we will have to customize the interior of today. Back home to walk the Dingus amongus. Lunch on the porch and off for a picnic. We found a nice maple in the park and spread a blanket out underneath. We brought another blanket because it was just a touch chilly in the shade. We also had Sofia’s coloring books and drawing pad, my crossword puzzle book and a pint of strawberries. We hung out there for about 4 hours and the bug ate the entire pint of strawberries (here, with some still stuck to her teeth)…

We watched the runners and the bikers snuggled under our blanket and I had my whole setup ready to go…

Of course, even though Sofia has a huge bag filled with markers and colored pencils, she likes my Sharpie finepoint the best and that meant that there needed to be a family of ghosts on my crossword page…

We went for a little walk by the creek…

After the picnic we went home and decided that because of “thunder over louisville”, that no one would be in the otherwise crowded taverns because 700,000 people were all crowded along the riverfront. “Thunder” is an all day airshow followed in the evening by one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The actual fireworks last about 1/2 hour and there are several bargeloads of fireworks as well as the bridge that spans the Ohio river is set off too. It’s ok but when it’s over then you have to get home so we went to Molly Malone’s because Sofia likes their mashed potatoes. The highlight of that visit was that right before we arrived an SUV coming down the road on the opposite side of the street from Molly Malone’s went out of control knocking over a decorative cast iron streetlamp, swerved, jumped the median and ran directly into the brick building in which MM’s resides. There were fire trucks, tow trucks and police trying to get the wrecked vehicle out of the way and Sofia was rapt. We made periodic trips out to survey the progress. No one that I talked to had any details about what actually happened. On the way home we made our way down a street where I knew some paulownia trees were growing because Sofia had been given a tulip on our walk that morning and she had been talking about bouquets for part of day… so I thought she’d get a kick out of nice paulownia bloom…

And then it was bedtime and concluded an idyllic bug day. Here’s another piece from the Terra Incognito show

And last but not least, here’s a bowl that I just posted to etsy…

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7 Responses to “Idyllic Day…”

  1. Tracey Says:

    I’ve said it before, you are a good dad! What I wouldn’t give to have a day like that with my dad. He worked all the time and we never had days like that. I did get to go to work with him when he went back at night to finish up, but sadly no picnics! I was definitely a daddy’s girl though.

  2. artistatexit0 Says:

    Nice Paulownia branch! Jeff, Holden, Michael, and yours truly were right next to the 2nd Street Bridge and Thunder was awesome! The bus ride back, on the other hand, was slow going. This year, it would have been a little faster to walk home. Looks like today will be a beauty too!

  3. ron philbeck Says:

    What a great day. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a paulownia tree, I’ll have to look that up.

  4. kellyTpottery Says:

    What a nice day! Yummy chocolate-y bowl! You are such a good dad!

  5. Michael Mahan Says:

    It was a great day here as well. My son spent the day on the wheel after we moved it outside.

  6. ang Says:

    another grand day out! and what would a crossword be without family of ghosts??

  7. eugene hon Says:

    I love the story of Ferdinand the bull, saw the cartoon many years ago, one of my all time favourites. Really a very special story. There is so much you can read into it and lessons to be learnt from it. Love the lavender blooms next to the pink jersey – stunning combination. That chocolate brown bowl is still my favourite. We should maybe discuss a direct swop – rats for bowls soonest. It would be interesting to investigate who purchases your work – their profile. There career profile and lifestyle profile; the look and feel of their house and furniture, their clothes and food they eat. Might make for interesting information that could be applied to future designs etc. I often wonder about choices and styles versus taste – is there an underlying thread.

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