As if the breathtaking, natural beauty of Powell Gardens wasn’t already enough, this summer included an exhibit that incorporated Lego scenes into the park Dale Chihuly-style.  Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 Lego bricks to create 27 sculptures in 14 scenes set around the gardens. My favorite exhibit was probably the Mallard Duck and Ducklings […]

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  While there are 12,00 to 15,000 species of butterflies to admire, I remain partial to the Monarch butterfly.  One of these days, I need to do some of the things on my bucket list, like participating in […]

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike, like this Monarch caterpillar. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Auberge Ravoux Giverny:  Flowers Giverny:  Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens Wordless Wednesday:  Down

At least I’m pretty sure this is a monarch butterfly…

Three days later, after braving unseasonably cold weather, snow, and ice, we arrived in Phoenix where it was 20 to 30 degrees colder than normal but still much nicer than at home in Kansas City. This battle-weary Monarch butterfly floated across my path at the Desert Botanical Garden, and I thought it was symbolic of […]