Mystery Plant

The blue and reds are so vibrant on this plant, it caught my eye from across the conservatory.  The plant was screaming, "Come take my picture!"  (I never know if the closed quotation mark comes before or after the punctuation ending a sentence.) I found this in the Des Moines Botanical Gardens.  The spiked "branches" … Continue reading Mystery Plant

The Thinker

I found this seven year-old deep in thought in the Reflecting Garden of Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa.  What was he thinking? Thought for the Day:  The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of … Continue reading The Thinker

Flying High

One last fling before preschool starts. This adventuresome three-year old started preschool this week.  He marched right in and started his career of formal education.  His teacher reported that he did fine, no problems with adjusting. After school, he told his Mom, "I didn't miss you at all". Thought for the Day:  YOLO  (You Only … Continue reading Flying High

Bus Stop

Back to school?!  Are you kidding me?! ... its still August, the autumnal equinox isn't for another 30+ days!   My tomatoes are just turning ripe, it can't be time for school to start already. Today's kids really have it rough, they have to start school in the middle of the hottest month of the year; when I … Continue reading Bus Stop