1. She came to visit this past week from Phoenix so we had ample opportunities to enjoy her sweet and joyful personality. She truly is a happy and content child who wakes up from naps with a smile ready to play.
2. Believe it or not, although we have lived for a long time in Southern California, we had never visited Santa Barbara Zoo. So we took our PAL and her parents and auntie there on Saturday.
watching the elephants
3. A visit to Meema and Bapa isn't complete without including books--here she is at our local independent book shop, Mrs. Fig's Book Worm.
4. Then we made sure she had a chance to see the children's section at the university library. Oh, and the sweetest thing happened--the librarian who of course is acquainted with The Professor--gifted PAL two children's books, one of them signed by the author! Two books to treasure.
5. OK, so I can't fill up the whole week with just photos of our PAL. What other blessings were evident in my week? I've spent time in my garden which I always love. No photos because, well, gardens in Southern California these days are dry and sad. Mostly I pulled weeds and clipped back dried up poppy plants. But my lavender bush has produced some lovely blooms which I shared with two neighbors, both of whom were delighted with the fragrant bouquets. I've finished a book--Three Weavers by Joan Potter Loveless. This is a biography/autobiography about three women who met and became friends in Taos, New Mexico and were drawn together by their love of weaving. The setting (Taos), the topics (weaving, spinning, family) and the writing style made me want to revisit Taos (could I LIVE there?) and pull out my spinning wheel and set up a tapestry loom. Also, I've completed some knitting projects--must document and photograph them-- another shawl and an afghan.
So, that was Willow's Week. How have you been?