BLOOM at the Children’s Museum

What a fun time we had at the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh on a perfect summer Thursday evening. Artwork, live music, refreshments, vendors. Good friends. We even had our pictures taken by a professional in the lower floor.

With my friend Jen, posing with flowers by Alison Zapata

Artist Mia Marshall
Live Music -Joziah Council
Just below on the right
Getting an envelope with wildflower seeds
It’s a Burgh Thing Flour Sack Towel by Jeanine Murch
Founder and CEO Terrell Grayson had a wonderful display of sharp looking bow ties
Vendor Sam of 112 Juice Bar served me a sample of The Pink Lady Organic juice blend.
Thank you for a great time Pittsburgh Kids

“BLOOM is an event to create an open space for the artist community, including the museum staff and visitors, to let their creativity blossom. This event will include a variety of ways to appreciate and engage with local artists and their work + art-making opportunities for guests to explore their own creativity.”

Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory exhibits. Laura, Anna, Charlie and Roy and I walked through the different exhibits.i liked the colorful butterflies in the Rain Forest. The train display opens June 3rd so we have to return.

A fairy garden
Through the waterfall
A lactation pod First time I’ve seen one

Still Blooming in November

This post is made with my Pittsburgh friend Tookie in mind, as she grows beautiful geraniums.

Here’s a link to the blog post about her magical geraniums

What is still blooming in Samobor, Croatia?


Pelargonium peltatum Ivyleaf geranium

Pittsburgh’s Peony Season has Played

Until next year.

Peonies are perennials so will return next Spring. The peony blossoms seemed extra lush this year. And there were some varieties in the Highland Park Gardens I’d not seen before.

Peonies“Peonies are usually sold as bare-root tubers with 3 to 5 eyes (buds), divisions of a 3- or 4-year-old plant” from the Farmers Almanac “Peonies are said to symbolize a happy life and a happy marriage”

Here is an article about the Biological Mutualism of Ants and Peonies. “It’s a myth that ants are necessary for peonies to bloom” (but they do love the nectar from Peonies)

Artist and fellow blogger from Just a Smidgen blog, paints gorgeous peony blossoms. Click to see her beautiful flower paintings.

Monet Painting Waterlilies at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Monet in Bloom, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, is open Sat., May 7 – Sun., Sept. 25.”

A new flower show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Click link to see more of show.

If you like Impressionist painter Claude Monet you’ll enjoy the colorful displays.

Monet at work