Boomer’s first visit to the Cincinnati Nature Center was wonderful. Warm sun, a cool breeze, two cute kids and one sweet dog. Outside the visitor center is a holder for the current season’s wildflowers. I can’t remember them all, but the far left is Jeruselum Artichoke, Cattails, Asters, Tall Goldenrod, Clover, Colchicum, and I don’t remember the white flowers. The last holder was labeled “Mystery Larvae, 07-07-06. Eeewww.
I was all set to go through the visitor center to get to the bird watching area, but this sign was on the door.
A bit of snuggle time with Isabelle and Boomer presented me with this photo op.
Yum…kid and dog butts.
They will all be gone soon, but this monarch gave us a nice moment as it rested on its way south.
I was tired as we came home, and I started to clean the living room and stack up laundry. I saw that Geoff had brought in the mail, so I browsed through the pile. At the bottom was the thing that has had my heart singing out loud all afternoon:
Letters From Eden, by Julie Zickefoose.
And not only did Julie inscribe it, but Chet made his mark, too!
Don’t you just LOVE Julie?
Boomer has dibs on the book after I am done with it.