Monday, November 10, 2008

life on safari: looking all around
















i couldn't get my two year old to nap in her bed this afternoon, so i put her in the stroller and took her on a chilly safari downtown. she fell asleep about thirty seconds into the walk, so i got the gift of an hour to look up and all around at little things that i normally miss because i'm either looking down or trying to keep my children from running into the street. i also ran into a sweet friend of mine and we just burst out laughing when we saw each other, because this is the third time we've seen each other this week, unexpectedly, in completely different places. i guess we must like the same spots around town, huh? fun little incidents like that always brighten my day.

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

These photos are so awesome and totally make me want to visit Lawrence! What a groovy looking place, and what a very great quote from Gwendolyn Brooks! I'm copying that one down. Thanks, Aimee!

soulbrush said...

what a terrific safari that was, i enjoyed every single moment of it.unusual and fun, do it again and show us! hugs.

cindy : quaint said...

wow, look at all the cool typography out there! i'm going to pay special attention to it today.

Bella Sinclair said...

You've got a gifted eye, a strong sense of graphic design, and a very cool city to live in. The perfect storm! I want to visit, too. I especially liked the shadow cast by the...thing that tells you where you are...oh, the address 2e.7th. :D

I want to go on safari now, too. Have camera, will travel.

robin said...

Great safari! Love it! Nice seeing you today, my friend.

Krissy said...

Looks like fun! Great photos- can I have a pair of those boots please?

painted fish studio said...

love the photo tour! it's fun to visit cities vicariously.

jess gonacha said...

what fun!! those boots are pretty funny. :)

aimee said...

thanks for going on safari w/me, all... i'm digging those boots myself... bella, i liked that one too - the shadow hit the sign just the right way... and hi robin :) now that you're in blogville i can identify you as the sweet mystery friend... wonder where i'll see you this week?

now, if you'll excuse me, i'm off to java break, where they're open every freakin' day.

please sir said...

I LOVE that flush sign - isn't it amazing what you find if you just look for it?!

●• Tiny Red said...

great visual safari! go girl!!!! **

L'Atelier said...

what a great post! i feel like i paid your town a visit :)
nearly would wish your two year old would not wanna sleep quite often ;)
and yes those little conincidences are just what makes life fun :)

Mrs.French said...

fortunate for us, she did not nap...thank you for taking us on your walk...xo t

NANCY LEFKO said...

totally fun safari !!!

heather smith jones said...

i love seeing what's familiar to me through your eyes, because you make it seem so much more interesting!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Oh - those rubber boots (or wellingtons?) - I want the ones that would make me feel like Alice in Wonderland!