Saturday, August 18, 2012

Last Days of Summer

We walked a parade this morning, marching for our friend Ed, who is running for re-election.  It was a looong parade, but the weather was beautiful and it was a lot of fun.

Afterward, we headed for the botanical gardens for our annual summer photo shoot.  Granny and I have taken Katherine, and later Rachel, to these gardens to take pictures for years.  This summer has been so terribly hot, that we have not attempted to visit.  Now we are out of summer.  But today wasn't too bad, so we went.
Unfortunately, neither of the girls was much into posing. 
Or even standing in place for more than 2 seconds.
So most of my photos are just a blur of someone who was standing there a second ago or they look like this...
But I got a few sweet pictures.
The girls love the butterfly house.  The first time Rae visited, there were newly hatched butterflies that would sit on you finger.  Ever since then, she has tried and tried to lure butterflies to her hand, but they never cooperate!  Finally Kate found a poor battered butterfly that could no longer escape the loving...
Rachel was delighted!
My favorite part of the botanical garderns is the water garden.  The water lilies were spectacular today!
Rachel, of course, needed a closer look.
I got this really good shot of the girls with Granny and Poppy.
And then gave in to the girls' whining and begging and let them go to the Children's Garden.  But that will have to wait for a later post.

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