Yesterday, the weather was a little milder so we ate out in the backyard. However, the humidity was still high and I escaped to indoors (sounds like an oxymoron, but true). While at the dinner table I managed to take a few shots of Mina. In the following gallery, you will see them as the opening photographs.
Today, Elif’s friend from Utah, Leanne, and her daughter Margaret came to spend a couple of days with us. Although Elif and Leanne met in Utah last year, Leanne was a student of mine and the two were at PC at the same time. As Jan mentioned meeting a young woman named Leanne a while back, I immediately remembered her. She was a good student, took a special topics course with me, and I even had the journal that she kept as part of the class assignment. Later on, I sent the journal to her.
Margaret is almost 20 months old, constantly on the move, and eats very well. This evening we went out to One Bay Avenue restaurant and Margaret even ate clam steamers, dipping it in melted butter like her mother did. We enjoyed our dinner and stepped out to the marina to enjoy the setting sun. I photographed the kids and noticed a black car modeled after a 1937 or so Ford. It had a gleaming black paint and from the open sides of the hood, I could see a red engine head with “Corvette” imprint on it. It was a custom-built car and I photographed that separately and will post images tomorrow. You will see one image with Margaret trying to climb the runner. By the way, she learned to call me “Dede” like Mina calls me, meaning “grandpa” in Turkish.
Now, everyone is asleep, I wanted to post these photographs before going to bed myself. Here is a special collection with two granddaughters in it.