The weather was glorious this weekend… bright sunshine, fresh autumn air, and a balmy temperature of 63 degrees. Since Lydia and I spent the majority of Saturday indoors at the Westminster Farmer’s Market, I could hardly say “no” when the kids asked to go to the park on Sunday.
Lydia followed behind us, taking pictures of me pulling the wagon. I had forgotten to bring extra lenses, so she had to practice with the telescope lens already on the camera.
Of course, when we arrived at the park, I spent more time photographing the kids playing, and pushing Jacob on the swing, than working on my cat painting.
Many of the birch trees were already stripped bare, thanks in part to Hurricane Sandy’s 70+ MPH winds on October 30th.
The ground was covered in a thick blanket of crunchy leaves, which the girls wasted little time jumping into… and starting a leaf throwing fight.
They took turns burying each other….
The effects of Sandy were evident, with fallen and chopped trees lying everywhere.
Lydia, a bare-footed wood nymph, feigning sleep upon one large trunk.
We weren’t the only family enjoying the beautiful day. A large group was celebrating a child’s birthday at the park, and my kids were excited to mingle with kids their own age.
Jacob in particular was drawn to a 3-year-old girl dressed in iridescent fairy wings. They fluttered from swing-set to monkey-bars to merry-go-round like a pair of moths.
I would have taken a few shots of them together, but I wasn’t sure if the girl’s mother would appreciate my posting her daughter’s picture here online.
There will be opportunities later when Jacob begins dating in earnest. :P
My curious sweetheart, in need of a haircut, is asking me to read aloud the graffiti scrawled into the tunnel slide…. “Exit Here” seemed appropriate.
When the other group of children were called into the pavilion for “cake and pizza”, it was our cue to pack up and begin the trek back home.
With a promise from Mommy that there would be cake and pizza for our dinner, too! ;)
My new painting, "The Owl & The Pussycat", based on Edward Lear's enchanting poem, will be up for auction tonight!
Part of a charity fundraiser to raise money for The National Audubon Society ~ 50 artists (including me) have donated small works of art to "Operation Gaia". The auction begins tonight at 8PM EST over at the Changeling Artist Collective's Facebook page.
"The Owl & The Pussycat" has been painted in acrylics onto a canvas panel, measuring 5"x7". Bidding on all pieces starts at $5. All proceeds (minus shipping) will be donated to the Audubon Society. <3
Tara Fly2 days ago
Yesterday we collected Harley's ashes.... and today a sympathy card from our vet, with his pawprint, arrived in the mail. 😥 http://ift.tt/2k5D3d7
@crystald_ayala It looks beautiful! I'll bet it tastes even better! ;)