It rained all day here - a nice, gentle, soak-it-in rain. This afternoon I sent the girls out in their rain boots for a walk. They found the first puddle at the end of the drive way.
Friday, July 18, 2014
This evening, the girls and I went to visit the corpse flower at the local college. Corpse flowers are huge, rare jungle plants that only bloom after many years. Their blooms smell of rotten meat (to attract the flies that pollinate them) and only last a single day. They are extrememly bizarre!
There were lots of beautiful flowers at the botanical gardens, of course. In fact, all of us kept getting distracted by the blooms while we were supposed to be posing for pictures. Every time I go to Botanica, I find a new interesting plant. Here are my favorites from this visit:
And now for Miss Rachel!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Katherine is at one of those awkward crossroads of life, right now. She has finished with elementary school and is about to start intermediate school. She is alternately little girl sweet and teenage surly. At a church gathering this week, she bounced between playing with the kids and hanging out with the grown ups. She can't decide is she is a kid...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Every summer, my mom and I take the girls to the botanical gardens for a photo shoot. Today's visit included the most glorious weather ever! It was 65 degrees on the 16th of July!!!!! I have so many beautiful pictures that I will need to make several blog posts to cover them all. Today's theme is Group Shots.