Jessie, our first born, came out to spend the day with us for my birthday a week or so ago. It was nice, very nice actually, since we don't often get those "one on one" kind of days with her. It was just a low key day, just the way we wanted it. We decided to go over to The Flying Pig, since I've hardly been there at all this summer. I think I've mentioned that recently, but you seriously feel like family when you're there, and you'd miss your family, right? Gary likes to always drive a new route to wherever we go, always promoting a car full of groans, as some of short cuts add on a ton of time:) But this one was perfect! I couldn't make it to the Art Studio Tour this year, and I really wanted to see Bren Sibilsky's sculpture work. If you haven't clicked on her name, do yourself a favor and do so, seriously, she's so talented! Brenda lives just on the outskirts of Algoma, but coming in from the other side of the Flying Pig, so we took that route so I could see where she lives and her sign proclaims that "The Idea Factory"-it's perfect! Can''t wait to call & go see her! For anyone wanting to give sculpting a hand, she also teaches at the Peninsula Art School. So, on with the tour----we came up on this little park, and I do really mean little, but it's charming in a rustic teeny kind of way, and I do want to go back.
Everywhere you walked, there were those crazy roots and green rocks that lined both sides of the water. Having been raised "up north", this kind of thing is like going home, finding little creeks, swimming in a river, finding magic wherever it seemed it should be. Now on to "The Pig" for a cup of coffee, a little birthday treat, and a glimpse of their fall gardens. Come on up here sometime, and we'll show off the magic that's hidden in this farmland!