Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby on Farm

A final look at Tilden Park's Little Farm in Berkeley, certainly one of the world's most interesting places from the viewpoint of Mabel Watson Payne, whose mental life is richly populated with the animals who proliferate in virtually all her picture books.

In this bottom picture Mabel looks uncannily like her mother looked as a baby. This startled me when I saw it in the photo, because in real life I don't think the baby Mabel resembles my daughter as a baby either in looks or behavior.