I couldn't even lift one of those heavy balls. So I thought about juggling scarves... which are lighter. Then I tried to just balance on top of a ball. But they are too slippery.
"Send in the Clowns!"
That's what Beth said. I think that's what they say when there is some kind of horrific accident and they need the clowns to distract the audience.
What is she trying to tell me? That I am a circus disaster? She said she only meant I might be better at clowning. But those big clowns are creepy. These little guys were pretty nice. I might run away with the circus.
Kind of Yucky and Kind of Lucky
In this photo, I look like I'm sitting on a muddy hill.
But I was really riding on a slimy, algae covered turtle shell!
Lately I've been riding turtles a lot. A few weeks ago I took a ride on a shell that was dry and quite lovely. But, this turtle had been swimming in Beth's pool and was headed towards the lake. I was able to hold on better this time, because the shell was so sticky.
That worked well for me, since I was thrown back into the grass. Maybe I should learn how to swim, if I'm going to keep riding turtles.
A Proper Pose
I brought one piece of lavender back with me. Since we were staying in a treehouse at the lavender farm, there wasn't much to do. So I told Beth she could set me up for some photo ops.
Up in the Treehouse!
It was a little scary, teetering up there in my wicker chair on that wobbly railing.
I told Beth to pose me on a more secure leaf instead. That was sort of fun for a while, when the wind blew.
I kept looking around to see if an ant or a beetle or some friendly critter, might join me on that leaf. It was sort of boring by myself. I started thinking about that fluffy fairy bear that posed with me in the lavender field.
Who is That?
Then Beth pulls this other bear from her bag. She's fluffy white, with purple paws and delicate wings. She has never been run over by a car, like me.
Beth posed that Bear Fairy on the lavender with me. "Look at how her purple matches!" Beth exclaimed. I wanted to remind Beth, that I am brown. I am the color of nature! And I don't need anyone stealing my spotlight!
I pouted until we got home. It was crowded sharing the camera bag pocket with that fairy. But when we got home, Beth tossed that little fairy into a dollhouse that gets ignored most of the time. I'm the only one who lives in the camera bag, now!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.