Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mother's Day

I just love where we live.
You would never know we live on the coast and less than 10 miles away are lovely mountains. Ones that my adventurous daughter loves to climb.

I thought she ONLY used a rope when she climbed. But nooooooo. I found this by way of a link someone had posted on her facebook page...a link to the newspaper article with her picture here. lol   Great...

We decided to go on a picnic for Mother's Day.
Just the 2 of us.
The place we often go, Lock Lomond (see below)
was closed, due to the shortage of water in our area. I love to go there and rent a rowboat and row around. And have a picnic. Such a calm, peaceful place. I love the mountains, as you might have guessed.

Instead, we took a drive up the way to a place called Big Basin.
The redwood trees there are amazing.
Being as its a state park, there were lots of people around. But the place is huge.
Holly put her 2 backpacks on the back of the car to rearrange them so I didn't have to carry one. lol  I've never owned a backpack and only just bought a pair of hiking shoes so I could go "for a walk" with her.  So there she is, stuff all spread out. I want to help, so I say, "Shall I put this sweater in the car?" She looks at me all hesitant and says, "Well, I was going to bring it."

I wrinkle my brow. Its plenty hot out. I reply, "you won't need it." So she says ok and I toss it in the back seat.

Then we start walking and she tells me, "Oh no, I don't have my compass with me, but I have a first aid kit and I have things in case you get a blister."

Ok. Wait.  Whaaaa?

"Holly. We aren't going to get lost because we aren't going that far"   LOL

So we're walking along and I realize how stupid I must look, carrying my purse.
Now, Oprah says "The bigger the purse, the smaller your butt looks." So, its not a small purse. I'm so not an outdoor girl...

We walked along the creek. Finally came to a nice table, hidden away from everyone. Beautiful. One wouldn't even know there were many people around, had it not been for the loud child someone in the trees. (After they left, we could hear the buzzing of the forest, so still and peaceful)

Then Holly says "these mosquitos are bugging me!" They don't like me for some reason (except the one that bit me on the ankle...but that was ok, for days its been reminding me of the nice day I had with my girl). Then Holly said, "I know! I have a bananna!"  I'm like "oh?" So she peels it and rubs the skin on her arm. That seemed to help. Go figure. I love how our Earth takes care of us and everything we really need it here for us, if only we how to use what. Guess those outdoor survival classes shes been taking are paying off!  lol

We're sitting there, enjoying this wonderful lunch she made. And I remarked, "gosh, its actually a little chilly,"  as she swatted at another mosquito. Then I looked at her and said,  "...too bad you don't have your sweater..."

HAHA. Gosh did we laugh. Ever since she was tiny, we would always make each other laugh.

 And yes, that's a lizard in her hand...

I hope all you mothers got to have a wonderful day with your children.


Vickie said...

How very nice! I had a nice day too. :)

Deborah Dick said...

That's a mighty fat little lizard - I bet he wanted to go on a picnic with the two of you. I cannot tell you how much I miss that area. Lived in Salinas till 1978. Not many days go by that I don't think of those green hills, the nearby ocean and of course, the mountains. You live in paradise.

Chris said...

What a fun day with your daughter. So great to share special places and laughter.