233: Trips and travelsPosted: May 14, 2011
I took a quick trip to visit my granddaughters and their parents. Did you miss me? Bet you didn’t even realize I’d gone away. That’s how quick it was. M and I left yesterday afternoon and returned late this afternoon. We drove south through torrential rain, found the land of sunshine as we got further south, then came home through torrential rain only to meet more torrential rain along the way, and got home in time for even more torrential rain because this The Bogs, where precipitation likes to fall. You can’t say the weather isn’t interesting around here.
I started this blog post yesterday. Just in case I’d have to publish it quickly due to storms or arriving home late or something of that nature. The flower photos are from our trip to Longwood Gardens.
My blog is turning into a flower show. I may have to take up food photography or something to shake things up.
It is spring, however, and the flowers really can’t help themselves. It is, after all, their time to shine, glow, and make us all feel good about surviving the winter and the April showers. And the May showers, apparently. No wonder they’re working so hard. Beauty and color in exchange for gray and wet days.
So. Want to know about my trip? It was grand. Spending time with my granddaughters is always grand. I enjoy having time with their parents as well, but being with my grandchildren is an extra special joy.
My outdoor time was spent, in part, on the grounds at the Franklin Park Conservatory. M and I had a little time to ourselves and thought we’d take a walk around the outside. We’ve been inside (during the winter months), but have never toured the outside.
There was a wedding about to take place on the grounds when we arrived. It looks like a lovely place for a wedding. Unfortunately, it was an if-y day for it, with the dark clouds churning overhead. There were a few raindrops just before we left. I’m hoping that was it for the rain (because into every life and marriage a little rain must fall), and the couple managed to fit in their wedding before the storm hit.
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, our trip home involved a great deal of rain. Shortly after we arrived home, as the rain was pouring down upon us, the sun made an appearance. And we all know what that means…
We could even see the bottom of the rainbow. I haven’t had time to go through all the photos (most of which I already know are going into the recycle bin because the rainbow wasn’t particularly bright and I had to use a few tricks in Photoshop to bring it out in the above photo).
Now we’re waiting for this:
More storms. I’d better get this posted so I can go watch the show. I know this post is scattered. Blame it on the crazy weather. The electricity in the air is scattering energy everywhere. Or maybe it’s all the travel. I’m still trying to catch up with myself.
Here’s hoping your weekend is not as stormy.