Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A Blooming Monday

We spent a fun day yesterday taking Donna's mother ("Mither") to see the Missouri Botanical Garden. It is such a beautiful place with so many wonderful colors, smells, and sights. We did a lot of walking, but it was so neat to see so many different rooms of God's creation in such a small area. The above picture was in the large domed tropical forest setting and was full of all kinds of plants from all over the world. It was hard not to pause at this beautiful waterfall and think about the thousands of places just like this that few if any humans have seen.

This picture was actually taken just outside the entrance to the tropical building. These flowers were spectacular, even with a little overcast sky. It was a good place for a mother-daughter picture. It is always a blessing to have "Mith" visit us. She is an incredible godly lady who has been a source of encouragement to me and caused me to never tell a "mother-in-law" joke. I still remember thinking to myself, some thirty-eight years ago, that Donna was just like her mother and that made me look forward to being together for a long, long time.
We also had a really nice lunch at the little restaurant they have there, but the best part of the day was stopping at Fritz's on the way home and having some frozen custard. Hey - we did a lot of walking, and besides, my Concrete had pecans in it, and that's nearly health food!


Deborah said...

Wow--that looks amazing!

Now, can we PLEEEEEEEASE go to Fritz's when we come in June???!!!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures of the gardens and of our beautiful mother and mamaw!!!