A new twist on "Whistle while you work"!
|Gilray Fountain or "Spirit of Napier"|
Miss A has a plan to visit every fountain in our city - and there are a lot of them!
Monday's visit was to the Gilray Fountain/Spirit of Napier, an Art Deco-inspired fountain on the waterfront. For a 3-year-old, "visit" is really a euphemism for "play in", so Miss A and Pineapple Pup played in the fountain while I followed behind, knitting.
Pineapple Pup is a pull-along plastic dog toy that I loved as a little girl. He's bright yellow (thus the name) and he moves along on a ball that has eyes painted on it, giving him a rather droll look as they eyes roll round and round.
|Miss A about to give Pineapple Pup a swim|
Once he has swum a few circuits of any fountain, pulled along by his string leash, his body fills up with water. Miss A has enormous fun "drawing" with the water on the sun-warmed concrete as it trickles out through a hole in his tail.
All the while, I "click, click, click" along behind with my knitting, offering encouraging remarks and fielding questions (like "Mama, do you think that lady on the top of the fountain is doing her exer'ises?").
|"Drawing" with water on sun-warmed concrete|
|An azure spring day at the fountain|