Monday, March 14, 2022

Pi day

Stand Back for the Pie
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 
(Available at Yang's
Flower Market on
Avenue Road).

I think we'll celebrate Pi Day tomorrow. It makes me happy to see that Steven
and I have been honouring the day -- by eating pie, or some kind of pie shaped
treat -- for years. 

On Pi Day, I always show this painting, which is one of my favourites.
Tonight was my once a week class, and Steven and I are still recovering from
the time change.  This year I really missed that hour. I felt like I had so much
to do that I needed it.  But maybe not having the hour made me speed up, and at
the same time realize how much I normally do in just 60 minutes.

Tonight tired as I am, I think I'll quote my own earlier post about Pi Day

" I feel lucky to be married to a quirky man who is a big fan of science
and math.  That's particularly nice as I am interested in science, but not
 good at math. Although oddly enough every now and then lately
I have been wizard at it!  Each year Steven (my husband) and I mark
Pi Day -- the 14th of the third month -- March, by eating "pie". According
 to the Huffington Post Pi Day is named after the Greek symbol π which
 is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The first three
 digits in Pi are 3 (this is the third month) and 14 (the fourteenth day)
= 3.14 or Pi... We sing Happy Pi Day to the tune of Happy Birthday -- appropriate
because it is Einstein's birthday. He was born on this day in 1879.
I have featured this painting on Pi day for a number of years because it seems
to say it all -- celebration, the perfection of flowers -- and the pie is Steven's
cherry pie -- the last from our cherry tree (now gone).  My mother was a 
bacteriologist, and also entranced with all things science.  I think of her
every year on this day too (and on every other day!)"

Hope you had a wonderful Pi day. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Hope your Pi was tasty 😄 I had forgotten about api day but by coincidence I had made a meat pie the day before so we had leftovers 😁 your painting is so wonderful and delicious. I would love a cherry pie but it will have to wait for the summer.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

We were too tired to go out and find a pie, and didn't have time
to make one, so we made pie shaped round desserts with two
delicious cookies with melted chocolate in between. It was a
bit too rich, but we also sang Happy Birthday to Einstein, born
March 14, 1879, and were joined by our dog Sally. That is her tune.


Jennifer Rose said...

I havent had pie for years, really want apple pie but no one else likes it but me and i shouldnt eat a whole pie myself lol

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