John & Anne Wiley

2012/08/16

Here and There

We’re starting to talk about the sweet little family coming to visit us in Santa Barbara. Would be so fun to share all we love about Our Town with them. They’re taking us to something fun here tomorrow. Meanwhile, today “Mommee,” “Grammie,” “Grampa” and “Baybee” went shopping at Walmart today.

40_137 Tour Guide

40_137 Tour Guide

While Baybee took us on a tour of the store, Mommee was able to focus on getting everything on her list. I think everyone had a great time except Mommee.

44_764 Happy Grammie

44_764 Happy Grammie

We made it up to her by “selflessly” hoarding Baybee by bribing Daddee and Mommee with free movie tickets. While they had a date night we got to enjoy strolling this pond near home with our delightful Grand-Daughter. 🙂

0303 All About Ducks

0303 All About Ducks

I told her everything she needs to know about ducks, as she listened in rapt attention and researched their every sound and movement.

0299 Geese For Dummies

0299 Geese For Dummies

She tried to educate me about Canada Geese, but since it was mostly in an excitedly random polysyllabic language I don’t yet understand my close attention availed me little.

I’ve heard that not everyone gets all gaga over adorable children and Perfect Families. So for those rare few, here are more pix from our flight thru the Banff and Jasper area. First up in this batch, entering the Rockies near the Canadian border.

1983 Clouds & Mountains

1983 Clouds & Mountains

My enduring fascination with ponds is reflected in this next one. I like how it resembles a dilated pupil, and the effect of great depth in the dark center.

1985 Looking In

1985 Looking In

Last, another in my collection of contemplations on the ribbons of river that enchant the valleys beneath a dwindling assortment of glaciers.

1989 Dappled Drainage

1989 Dappled Drainage

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