Saturday, June 23, 2012
For reasons no adult attempted to comprehend, it pleased Mabel Waston Payne during a good portion of my Friday afternoon visit to keep her teeth clamped on the small red plastic measuring spoon she long-ago rescued from ordinary kitchen use and appropriated. The attached white and green measuring spoons were allowed to dangle and swing in front of her chin. One consequence of this eccentric amusement was the fine display of grown-in lower teeth never so well documented as in the photo immediately above.
Mabel was fascinated by my camera tripod, which I brought along for a separate project to photograph several pieces of newly framed art for her parents, who had been invited (again) to show off aspects of their decor on a design blog and had asked me to take the needed photos – but I can show and tell more about that later, after the views have appeared where they were commissioned.
California Academy of Sciences, where this baby is an ardent and active member) was the last game we had time to play before Mabel and I set off down the street to pick up dinner for everybody from Sweet Woodruff (where it was lasagna night).