Friday, October 3, 2014

Spring Pretty






Laura was thrilled to be invited to see a musical in the city tonight, with her friend Emma's family.
After some accessory shopping yesterday, and some time today finely braiding her hair, 
(and some time this morning bouncing off the walls) she was set to go. 

And since she's my cooperative posing girl, you get to see how pretty she looked.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Picnicking by the dam















Steve had the day off, so we headed to Manly Dam for a picnic.

We arrived in time for morning tea.
Freshly painted picnic tables.
New lawn and mulch.
Sparkling blue water.
Fresh cool air.

We went for a bushwalk.
So many wildflowers!
Good to stretch the legs.
Harder work than we thought.
Time for lunch.

We spread the rug under a tree, with a view of the dam.
Salad, chicken, boiled egg.
Moorhens stalking around the rug.
Boys and boats, books and belly-laughs.
Laura paddled in the cool water.

After a while we dragged ourselves away 
so Steve could get home in time to play in a quartet with friends.
Packing up the car.
Picnic basket, rug, hats, books, 
and imaginary polar bear.