Botanical Beauty

The brother was here this weekend, a quick visit for Mother’s Day. When he’s here, there are always specific places he likes to go – restaurants, brew pubs, points of interest – that are unique to the area. On Saturday, we headed north to the Green Bay Botanical Garden, per brother’s request. I’ve been there several times, for every season (except winter), and never tire of the display. We weren’t sure what to expect, so it was extremely delightful thatRead more

Waiting Patiently

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland~ Nineteen days and counting. As I snapped this photo of a bench at Fritse Park, on the shores of Little Lake Butte des Morts, I had thoughts of the comings days: Temperatures slowly warming (*fingers crossed*), snow melting (after this Tuesday’s predicted snowstorm), grass growing (once the snow melts), the promise of daffodils (if it warms up) and the maiden 2015 voyage of a mountain bike (when the grassRead more

Fearful Buds

What is spring? Is it the bright kelly of the green grass? The soggy, muddy puddles from a week…nay, I say a month…of rain? Is spring in the Mallard duck duo that waddle the nearby field or the laborious, beginning push of daffodils and tulips? In the fearful black buds against a damp gray sky, it is here. Spring. Hiding in the thorny bushes, hiding from the golden sun, holding off its presence a bit more, a sneer upon its face,Read more