Monday, September 08, 2008

Something a little more manageable -

"Leighlund's Cairn"
stacked stone sculpture by Mick Mather
To make a long story short, my granddaughter and I spent a good bit of time in a dry stream bed yesterday. I began searching for stones to stack and had a fairly good start on a small cairn when Leighlund walked over to it and dismantled it with swift kick of a tiny, sneakered foot. After explaining what I was up to and after urging her to help - or build a cairn of her own - I began again. Once it was completed we sat with it for a while and pondered the good work. Soon enough, however, a slug caught her attention and the moment was not so much lost as replaced with a new adventure ... for her, how to get the slug into the house as a gift for her mommy; for me, how to leave it outside and to simply tell the tale of the little slimy critter instead. Anyway, another temporary piece on display until any number of catastrophes deign to visit and undo the work ... again! :)

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Remaking is an important form of creating, renewing and rebuilding -one's ideas, work, attitude.
Your granddaughter's got it!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I couldn't agree more. She didn't bat an eye when it came time to rebuild and she did become a somewhat capable assistant the second time 'round ... for about 5 minutes! :D

12:17 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Worshipping the green light.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

It sure looks that way! :)

4:45 AM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

Great combination!!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks, Harle ... :)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

Ufos are here!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Run for your lives!!! :O

4:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Very sweet. Who knew a dry stream bed would be such fertile ground?

1:15 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
Exactly. Leighlund and I spent a good bit of time walking up and down, looking, considering the possibilities. Well, okay, I did most of that, she was preoccupied with running off to play on the swings. :)

8:55 AM  

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