Thursday, April 26, 2018

Peak Bloom 2018

You just never know when our cherry blossoms around the Tidal Bain and going to hit their peak bloom.  Sure, they make predictions every year, but the weather is never really cooperative (I mean, we're closing in on May and it's not really Spring yet) so you just have to hope you're here when it happens.  This was one of those rare years when they peaked on a weekend and we all got to go downtown together!

This year I've been working on preserving peak bloom in perle cotton.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Easter Brunch Bunch

Since we were just returning from Spring Break, and someone doesn't believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, we weren't going to do much for Easter this year.  But Ben's family lovingly included us in their brunch plans and Maia staged an elaborate, colored coded egg hunt - where JT found the golden egg containing a $10 bill!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Miami/Frost Science

Since we were already in Florida for Spring Break, Brent planned a stopover in Miami on the way home so we could visit with his best friend for day.  He lives in a fabulous condo right on the water with spectacular views.  On a morning run I took advantage of the trail that leads all the way down to South Beach.

While Tio Leonel was at work, we took his advice and checked out the Frost Museum of Science.  Not only museum but also part aquarium and part planetarium.

As a quilter and a science geek I thought this was a pretty cool display in the exhibit about the brain and how it works.  From a distance it's just a big stack of different colored spools of thread, but refracted through a lens it's the Mona Lisa!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Key West, Part 2

Another day in paradise, another beautiful sunrise!

When you're up early every day, there's plenty of time to sightsee.  The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory was beautiful.  And they had flamingos!

Hemingway House and the famous 6 toed cats.

One day on a run I popped into the West Martello Fort/Key West Garden Club, which was right around the corner from our resort.  So serene and pretty, with free range roosters, of course.

And the most touristy thing of all, waiting in line for a photo in front of the southernmost point in the continental United States.  90 miles to Cuba!