Winter Flowers

John’s brother Bob is in town. My children are crazy about their Uncle Bob and are hoping to monopolize every minute he’s here. Saturday, we whisked him off to the botanical gardens. I brought along some sketch books since Bob is an artist and my children like to be artists around him.

It was very windy and sporadically rainy so we went to the indoor exhibits. We saw a few blooming flowers.

And then out came the sketch books. Bob drew a bit.

The children drew some more.

We explored the indoor climatron and felt like we were visiting the tropics. John found the feather of a white dove and this bizarre pom-pom flower on the ground.
He thought they looked rather clever together.

There was a holiday train display and the theme was “Vermont” which is where John went to college.
Kind of funny that every Christmas, he’d leave Vermont and come home for the holidays. This year, Vermont came home to him.


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