Just had to start off with photos of this beautiful metal gate to the Berkeley students organic garden. We did a lot of walking and just happened upon this garden.
This flower and vine were on the outside fence of the garden. It looks like a passion flower of some sort, although I have never seen one this color!
After the graduation ceremonies that started at 9 am, we had a little time for exploring. Down on 4th St. again and a peek into Castle in the Air for some photos for you.
Not sure why I love these little figures so much, but I do. I think they remind me of my childhood because we had a little set of angels like these all playing different instruments.
This is out of place but I will leave it here anyway...this is Jason just after graduation. We then took him out for lunch at a really good sandwich place called "Gregoire" on Cedar St. Highly recommended!
And later out for dinner at "Corso" on Shattuck. Yummy Italian handmade pasta, soups and salads and a piece of flourless chocolate cake with raspberries on top...Yum! We had a great visit with Jason and his friends who were also graduating but at different times. They all went off on a camping trip to Yosemite to celebrate and should be back home sometime today.
Upstairs in the "Castle " gallery I took a photo of this fun piece.
A store window on 4th St....
and this clothing store always has a fun window. Don't think I've ever been inside though...and really for me the fun part is just looking at everything.
I don't buy much ( I already have too much stuff) but I enjoy seeing what new things are out there for inspiration and may pick up a new art supply or two .
And just before we left on our adventure this wonderful rabbit doll pillow arrived from art journalist and art teacher Taylor Schapiro. She tucked a message into the "skirt" which is like a pocket. We had fun at Teesha's studio in January playing with fabric, paint and collage and the rabbit was part of a collaborative effort on canvas that got printed on fabric by Taylor. Love it! Thanks, Taylor!