Guess who I met on the road?

If your read Monday’s post “Story of the Henderson Hill Original Oil Painting,” you may remember that we had to go into Victoria for dentists appointment and to pick up my dear 20-year-old blue Ford F150 4X4 pick up – Miss Prissy. I am happy to report that she will likely be of reliable service for a few more years yet.

While we were at the dentist, we had a guest come to see us. Can you guess who? Does this help?

He traveled by grey hound and city bus for over an hour just to say hello. Coen was a bit of a weary traveler and took to a nap after visiting and taking yet another city bus ride when we were through at the dentists.

Of course he wasn’t traveling alone.

In fact he doesn’t go very far from his mom at anytime yet. Who can complain about seeing the dentist with visitors like this? Not me, that is for sure. By the way, these three photographs were taken with a little android phone because that was all we had.

On another note, I didn’t get anymore painting done yet this week but I do have a photograph you may want to see.

(this image may be purchased here

The photograph Underneath is akin to sitting under a table as a child. It is about being in the forest looking out onto the rest of the world. I like the privacy and the unusual perspective that the image offers.

Sprout question: Tell us about a time your creativity came from underneath?

Best of the weekend to you!

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16 thoughts on “Guess who I met on the road?

    • In this carrier Leanne, Coen can be either way. If mom feels he is ready for a nap she will place him the other way but if he is ready to be up and is ready to engage he goes facing outward. Of course, at this age his time frame for being alert and awake are about 1.5 to 2 hours max. It was a fun day for all of us.

  1. Terrill – I would go to the dentist every day if I had a tag-along companion like Coen. How fun is that?!

    The photographs you took with the “android” are wonderful! The photograph “Underneath” brings to mind exactly what you said, “sitting under a table as a child.” I well remember the “forts” we used to build under the dining room table.

    Sprout question: Tell us about a time your creativity came from underneath?

    There’s a brief section in my manuscript that’s shared from the perspective from me at age 7. It was pretty fun to take off my “grown up” hat for a moment and slip easily back into that memory.

    Have yourself a wonderful weekend. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Yes I suppose it does improve dentist visits Laurie 🙂 The android phone does seem to serve nicely for internet use. The quality isn’t there for printing but it beats not having anything to remember the day other than my minds eye. I just couldn’t bring myself to lugging my big camera around all day while walking and taking the bus to town before picking up the truck to come back home on the next day.

      Happy Mother’s Day to you as well Laurie and to all the moms who drop by today and over the weekend – may you enjoy this very special day.

    • p.s. I think we would have had the best time making “forts” together Laurie. I can still hear my mother saying “now if you are going to take those blankets off the bed and make a mess like that you had better be prepared to clean it up.” I know she really disliked us taking the beds apart and draping them between the big chair and couch but she also knew that it would give her a few precious hours of peace to read or sew. This made it hard for her to say no but I always knew we were treading just on the edge of her comfort zone.

  2. So precious… Happy Mother’s Day to both you and your daughter. Welcome to the world Coen!!! You are pure love to look at here. (((Hugs)))

    Sprout question: Tell us about a time your creativity came from underneath?

    Just now… in your forest picture with all of us who create anew in your garden.
    I am underneath Laurie so I bring lots of wild flowers to this place showering all moms the world over with the beauty from mother nature to you.

    Remembering mothers day and grateful to have a good mom too.

    • Thank you so much Kathy and for all the Happy Mother’s Day wishes. I forgot to mention in my post that I received an early mother’s day card and an awesome Karen Dalton cd. Delighted to have you drop in and add some wild flowers.

  3. my creativity came from a day of sunshine and warmth – I was underneath a clear, blue sunny sky and wow it felt amazing and joyous….didn’t get the birthday socks knit or the book read or a guest post completed…but it was wonderful to breathe in the fresh and refreshing air – joy

  4. Ooohh! Coen is so precious! What a cutie, and wonderful visitor, indeed! A very Happy Mother’s Day, Terrill! ‘Underneath’ evokes childhood days and desires for exploration. Such fun!

    My creativity from underneath? Writing about shadow archetypes during dramatic winter storms. It felt like an appropriate way to honour the energies of the season, and the creativity could aptly be described as ‘underneath’. 🙂

  5. The “android” photos of Coen are wonderful, and what a great way to make life’s most dreaded visit a far more reassuring experience. Ha! That shot of the ‘forest primeval’ is moody and evocative.

    This might be a bit of a cheat, but I can’t even count the times certain creative thoughts came to maturation while “underneath the blankets” in horizontal mode.

    Hope you are enjoying the best Mother’s Day ever Terrill.

    • I did have the most amazing Mother’s Day Sam which was topped off by your most outstanding mini-biography interview with Laurie Buchanan that was posted this morning. Wow!

      Dear readers, I am going to post this link on my reply to Laurie’s comment this morning but I strongly encourage you to drop by and read Laurie Buchanan: A tireless crusader for premium health and mental well-being” and take your glass of water with you – there will be plenty of time to drink it as you dip into the cool refined gems that Sam has polished to fulfill our intrigue.

  6. hey terrill..
    wow… your grandson is soooo cuteeeee….. love the photos of him (especially with you)..

    • Wulan so good to see you here. Now that you are married and working full time I know your life is busy and full. I am honoured you found a moment to drop by. I often think of you when I post a picture of me in one of my blogs. I really don’t like my photograph take much and prefer to be the person behind the camera but I actually asked Josie to take this one so that there would at least be a couple of photographs of me and Coen together. Best of the week to Wulan and we hope to see you again soon.

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