While digging through the files I could not find anything that will make a theme. Oh well, you are getting use to my rambling and wandering around with my thoughts and visuals, like a guy out of control.
This is a mural that was painted to show how Iowa was originally a prairie. The trees originally were few on this land and the tall grasses were prevalent with buffalo roaming. Below the mural are these model specimens of all of the wild flowers that can be found in an Iowan natural prairie. There are many orchids included in the collection.
Antique pitcher or small tea pot.
I bought this at an antique store twenty years ago. It is from the Yugoslavia area as it is marked Solvia on the bottom of it. It has an interesting glaze of iridescence. The black glaze is a flat glaze. I always thought it to be a cream pitcher because of it's size but it having a lid always puzzled me.
My final finding was an amaryllis that was blooming at the greenhouse at the Botanical Center. I have seen these on sale but I have never owned one.
I worked a while yesterday afternoon picking up sticks in my yard. I started with the large ones thinking I would return another day, but then I skimmed up the medium sized ones too. I will return with a rake after our last few winter spurts that are yet to erupt. I have seen a lot of starts of plants coming up. I moved peony bushes from my parents home, and they did make it, and I also brought up some purple Iris that looks like that will make it too. I didn't loose a rose over the winter, so I am very happy about that.
I am weary and didn't think I would getting any blogging done, but I am glad I could check in and share. Thanks for stopping by......