Before we begin, I apologize for NOT visiting you, my dear friends who I owe comments to, or who I visit on a daily basis. I'll be around as soon as possible.
Today, as promised, I'm finishing the Senior Expo Day, with the afternoon portion. Sally and I went to the Botanical Gardens in my town, where I was able to attend as her caregiver.
I apologize that I can't turn these into collages, but I can't get on the internet at my house. My IS Provider believes it's my router. So, I'll let you peruse these photos of the botanical gardens at your own speed without my comments. Note the water? That's the waterlilies' drink of choice today.
These sculpted birds
have plenty of water to drink and play in, too.
Inside, I couldn't help but take a photo of a carousel horse, part of a display that would soon be part of a new exhibit.
These four waterlilies photos, all taken at the Botanical Gardens were the top winners for 2014. Every year the Gardens holds a contest, with a specific subject chosen. This year was waterlilies, which is fortuitous, since I'm using waterlily water instead of a drink this week.
A fountain also contributed to the concept of water.
I continued taking photos while Sally waited for me on a bench at the main entrance of the Gardens.
Tuesday, October 28, is Bleubeard's birthday. I had actually planned a birthday celebration, but since I have no way to upload photos to my blog, I was lucky to transfer my Botanical Garden images to a CD, then my friend Sally let me use her computer to upload the images. You have NO idea how hard it was to use her laptop computer (WITHOUT A MOUSE, even) to upload these photos. Luckily, I had the photos off my SD card and had chosen and named the ones I wanted to use. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to put together a birthday celebration Iplanned for Bleubeard.
Thanks for joining the fun today. I realize that waterlilies (and a fountain) are a bit of a stretch for the drink of the week, but I DID say any photos and any story that you could relate to a drink was acceptable. After all, waterlilies have to drink, too! So share your story, your tale of T this Tuesday, and be sure to wish Bleubeard a happy birthday, too. He's the one who will ask you to leave your link to your T post that does NOT have to be taken on Tuesday (or even this week, as you can tell from these photos). I will be around three times to visit, so if you don't hear from me immediately, you know it's because my ISP is still not fixed and I've got to impose on my friend Sally.
One final thought. Since Art Every Day Month begins next week, I'll still post at the same time each Tuesday, but the AEDM number will show the number for the following day.
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
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