Maura was in the passenger seat and captured this discard for me.
Monday afternoon, Laura, Charlie, and l spent a couple of hours at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus Ohio. Here are a few example.
The Exhibition Topiary Takeover.
“Twenty-five topiaries made of living plants will take over the gardens this summer—fourteen of which have never been seen before! The animal topiaries are filled with plants to mimic the colors and textures of fur, skin, scales and feathers. UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites inspired the animal topiaries and the plantings that surround them. Visit sea creatures from the Great Barrier Reef, a show-stopping peacock from India, a majestic bison of the plains and more”
If you’ve followed the blog for a time you’ve seen Topiaries posted here when I visited in 2017
Taken from the window by Sue Reinfeld as she was landing in Seattle. You’ve read my friend Sue’s comments on the blog. Recently we were photographing goats together along the Monongahela. Thanks for the beautiful view, Sue.
Mt. Rainier and the Cascades
Last year I received a photo of Mt Rainier above the clouds from 8 year old Ellie and she was guest blogger in July.
Casting long shadows at the end of the day. We were leaving around nine, just as the sun was setting.
Another one for the collection. Garbage collection.
Laura was driving. I sat in the back seat on the left side on the way to the pool.
On the way home I sat in the passenger front seat. It was quick as she drove by.
I’d rolled the windows down.
I’d spotted the discarded couch earlier that afternoon but there was no place safe to take the shot. I knew we were going to drive that direction later d was hoping the garbage truck didn’t get there first.
Charlie is seven today! And it’s halfway to Christmas. Oh my! Happy 7th Birthday Charlie!
It’s exciting to be here in person to celebrate together this year.
A few friends of his friends will come for cupcakes after lunch.
Laura spilled some mayonnaise on her cotton dress. It left a nasty oily stain. Wash it with some Brown fels naphtha soap first before washing, I advised -she didn’t even leave the soap on – but it took the color out of the fabric. Hmmm so much for my advice.
My solution. Rubber bands and yarn ties all over the dress for a reverse tie dye in a solution of Clorox water. Good thing I’m a retired art teacher
COSI center of Science and Industry
These photos in the gallery are from the Progress Exhibit of the museum. Charlie and Laura and I had a fun visit.
The Classic blue and white car which is in the CUBA Exhibit
“Travel through time and interact with the technology from 1898. Then turn a corner and find yourself generations later – in 1962 – in that same town.”