July 4th

Vaguely patriotic craft of the day: red, white and blue pinwheels.

I bought some prismatic paper but it was way too heavy to hold the pinwheels.  It didn’t spin, it flopped.  The only other thing I had on had was this origami paper from the totally awesome Japanese dollar store.  They turned out pretty if not glaringly nationalistic.

We didn’t spend a lot of time with them, however, since the Berkeley marina wind is too much for even some kites.

Oh, the pretty, pretty kites.  There were octopuses (according to wikipedia that is the correct plural form of octopus, HUSBAND!).

and crabs (both boy and crustacean form)

and running with Dada under the floating jellyfish wind socks


One thought on “July 4th

  1. clandestineknitting says:

    “The term octopus, pronounced /ˈɒktəpʊs/, is from Greek ὀκτάπους (oktapous), “eight-footed”,with plural forms: octopuses /ˈɒktəpʊsɪz/, octopi /ˈɒktəpaɪ/, or octopodes /ɒkˈtɒpədiːz/. Currently, octopuses is the most common form in both the …US and the UK; octopodes is rare, and octopi is often objectionable.” How much do I love that octopi is ‘objectionable’? Oh so very much. And for the record, husband prefers octopodes but I argue that no one knows what that is.

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