i went back to the park early this afternoon for a burrito picnic. that's where you stop at the taco shop on the way and order your breakfast burrito, get an agua de jamaica (hibiscus juice), and carry your lunch and ipad from spot to spot in search of the perfect bench on which to dine.
the grass is plush, like walking in memory foam. your feet sink right down. oh it is heavenly. and you are forced to walk slow. the benches are all empty because the morning walking crew has cleared out. just like goldilocks i tried out 3 benches before i found the right one. the winter sun is back as it was when i first began coming to this park in january. casting different shadows. highlighting different things.
i munched away on my burrito and watched squirrels cavorting in the trees. then settled in to read my van gogh book. a little boy nearby explained to his little boy friend, "her name is grandma and his name is grandpa. they don't have regular names." then he shouted as though talking to a moron, "there IS NO gravity in outer space!!!" i just caught drifts of the conversation. enough to make me laugh out loud.
today i brought home some tiny rosebuds, a lacy leaf cluster, and 4 red leaves to draw. which. i'm going to do right now!
anyway…here is my mushroom from yesterday. what did you do today?