- A trip to Memphis to visit our 'sister church'....same architect, same design---for the most part, same footprint, only our church is the baby sister. It rained on us.
We came home with so many ideas and plans and hopes and dreams...but top priority will most likely be the gardens and ceiling tiles. The rain certainly didn't dampen our enthusiasm!
- Garden Clubs of Kentucky recognized and dedicated the Monarch Watch Certified butterfly garden I've been involved with at Whitehaven; the only Monarchs to appear were eaten immediately!! but this swallowtail made sure everyone knew we had a 'working' butterfly garden.
The dedication ended, we packed up our tables and goodies....and it rained.
- This was Pollinator Weekend at the Lake, so I had to make a quick trip up there to visit Alicia, owner of Ironweed Nursery where we bought the plants for the butterfly garden. She only deals in native plants; the way they took off and filled in our garden in only a year--it was actually a year to the day since we planted our baby plants!!!--- has made me a real convert, so of course, I had to buy a few for my garden.
(That was her table display....I wanted to buy that many, but didn't. How could I have gotten them all to the car? It was pouring!!)
- Between raindrops, I ran out to Mt. Kenton cemetery for my first photo assignment in the photography class I'm taking. Something stationary. Using a prime lens. Camera set on automatic. Definitely a case of a little tiny bit of knowledge making this assignment frustratingly difficult. I always shoot in manual mode. 'Auto' stinks. BUT...I've lived in this town almost 35 years and had never visited Alben Barkley's grave. (He was vice president under Truman) I must admit, I was a bit disappointed; I thought the monument would be fancier and larger (I came equipped with an 8 foot ladder!! which I obviously didn't need!) But, I got to check off that local tourist stop and enjoy a few minutes of peace and solitude in a very lovely setting.
And then it rained some more.
And I was totally fine with that...
I baked my favorite blueberry coffee cake for Sunday School Rally Day this morning,
Freddy and I cozied up on the sofa and worked on yet another...sock yarn blanket.
I love rainy weekends.