Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Which We Meet a Pelican and an Artist

The girl could barely believe her eyes when she saw the artwork emerging from the sand. We watched the artist as he worked with a paintbrush, his fingers, and a small shovel. After we toured the wharf which included viewing jellyfish in the dark and catching a crab smaller than a fly, we met a pelican, who apparently could not fly.

Or maybe, since there is a place that rents fishing poles on the wharf, this pelican prefers making friends with fishermen to plunge diving. He/She did not seem the least bit shy about posing for a photo.

At the end of our morning, the sculpture looked like this:

Two California girls in sunglasses.

Tomorrow is the last day with the girl. She's thinking of another beach day. Tonight she's creating a whole new world with the toys. We found a bag of free form treehouse pieces, and she's adding to the original structure. I can't wait to see what she does with them.


Elizabeth said...

She's darling. And I can't wait to see what she's done with the toys either! Take photos!

37paddington said...

She has powers, that one.

Ms. Moon said...

One of the greatest joys of being a grandmother is that we get to relive what it's like to see the world through the eyes of a child.
There is nothing like it.