Sunday, June 19, 2011

From Your Daughter...

He has a soft spot in his heart for crows.

He has a quiet, subtle sense of humour that cracks me up.

His idea of cooking is throwing every left-over from the fridge into the frying pan... all at once... almost always mixed with scrambled eggs.
But he can make a masterpiece of a pizza.

He taught me to ride my first big kid bike, how to get up on one waterski, took me for my first driving lesson (it didn't go well, but at least the car came back to the driveway fully intact), taught me all about the colour wheel, composition and perspective, and tried to teach me to draw, yet I still can't draw a stick man to save my life. Thanks for trying, Dad.

He is the most patient person I know.

When I was little, he used to set up a small easel next to his so I could paint with him.

He's a chronic whistler. He gets that from his dad. He listens to music as he paints, forever whistling along. The best part is when he fills in melody gaps in songs with his own little improvisations. It's really quite endearing.

He has an impressive knowledge of music and knows good music when he hears it...always open to what is new to his ears. What we listened to when I was young has had a strong influence on what I listen to now.

He gets giddy and child-like whenever he gets to purchase a new techy kind of gadget. Then he will spend hours meticulously learning every detail from the instruction manual.

There is no one on this planet I feel safer with to drive me from point A to point B in the snow.

I love you so much, Dad. Happy Father's Day!


  1. Such a perfect letter to your father ... love the photo!

  2. Love the tribute to your dad, it's beautiful. As for the! Gorgeous! xo

  3. What a beautiful post about your dad, I hope he gets to read it.

  4. Your Dad sounds as wonderful as you are. I can see so much of you in your descriptions of him. Happy Father's Day to your sweet Dad.

  5. Nothing but pure and utter sweetness in this post. I didn't have my father growing up and it delights me each and every day to see my husband and daughter interact.

  6. Beautiful... and I love the photo.

  7. Absolutely beautiful!
    xo Catherine

  8. What a most beautiful..heartfelt tribute to father's day!!

  9. You had me with the first line. How many people have a soft spot for crows? Your father must be an amazing man, and you are blessed to have him.

  10. What a most beautiful..heartfelt tribute to father's day!!