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236.365 20mm f3.8 1/250 ISO 200I had a great idea yesterday, that after Ezra's nap we would ride our bikes downtown to the Chalk Art Festival in Larimer Square.  Ez likes bike rides and chalk and sidewalks so I figured it would be perfect.  It was a beautiful afternoon and trailing Will and Ez on the Cherry Creek bike path is just one of those excellent Denver experiences that fills my heart up.  As we locked up our bikes and headed toward the smell of funnel cakes I allowed myself a moment of oh yay!  Look how much fun this is for a 2-year old!

And then we encountered this:

Now this is the kind of scene that makes me want to dive in.  But soon I was reminded that for Ez it has the opposite effect.  He didn't cry or whine.  Instead he just completely withdrew.  I could see his face become impassive.  Even the crocodile chalk art couldn't elicit an enthusiastic point or grin.  It was like he was willing himself to disappear from the crowd completely.

Oh right, my kid is an introvert.  For a moment there I forgot.  So we got back on our bikes and rode home, where he became delighted again very quickly.  But not before I had a chance to snap these.


Reader Comments (3)

These are great Corinna. I wonder what this looks like at night with all those twinkle lights hanging above? We go through sidewalk chalk like crazy in the spring and summer. This makes me want to go outside and get busy with some sidewalk art.

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

we went through the same thing today corinna. it is italian day on commercial drive here in vancouver, the drive is closed off to cars and it's jam packed with people, great food, art etc. for jivan the sun was too strong and it was all too overwhelming. great shots, especially the last one with all the colours, what can i say i am a colour loving girl!

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertamar

Great shots Corinna. The one of your boy is heart melting; his apprehension is so vividly apparent. Love the great colors in the last pic too!

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

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