today elodie and i had the whole day to ourselves. papa had to go work and so i pondered our many options - the 80 degree day made the world our oyster - so where to go? the beach? the zoo? the park? the farmer's market and flea market in silverlake? auntie marisa stopped by with some pastries just as elodie woke up from her morning nap. we visited for a bit then elodie and i headed out. i drove for about 10 minutes aimlessly, then it hit me...the getty center! the gardens are really fantastic and there was an irving penn photography exhibit that i wanted to check out.
we spent the afternoon lazing about in the sun, taking a guided tour to learn more about the beautiful gardens and walked through 3 great exhibitions. the highlight of one of the exhibits was this photo by lewis carroll titled 'st. george and the dragon' taken in 1875. fantastic.
we then met up with jiro, kristin and phoenix for dinner at nicky d's pizza - elodie and phoenix sat next to each other in high chairs and phoenix fed elodie her first olive. she kept grabbing his hand, pointing at him and chatting away excitedly.
now it is the end of the day and I feel summer drawing to a close. i'm ready to let elodie's first summer go, it was a beautiful one.
then followed that beautiful season... summer....
filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~henry wadsworth longfellow.