Especially TERRI, you said BREATHE!
You reminded me in my moment of PANIC since it was so very late.
I looked at your picture and spoke out loud, THANKS TERRI.
You also said, “tomorrow is another day”.
DH went off to his class so I decided to pick up my clothes-DONE!
I am allowing myself time to think this through. When I moved my photos to the desktop they were removed not copied from PICASA, the only program I know to down load and edit pictures easily.
This morning I went to my “pictures folder” but they were not in there.
I went back to Picasa and clicked on the one I posted and it came up in Windows photo gallery.
I followed it there and I FOUND them.
Now is the hard part-how to keep them in order. The pictures will get there but the captions might be mixed up. That will give you all some BRAIN TRAINING for sure so here goes.
Coastal Maine Botanical gardens Early spring.
This is the MAIN ENTRANCE building photo taken from the POTTING shed in the “Garden of the five senses”
1.SIGHT. See the beauty.
2.SMELL. Breathe the aroma, edible flowers and herbs.
3.TASTE. Nothing is off limits.
4.LISTEN. The waterfall is flowing, birds are in the trees. Frogs are in the pond and people are talking and enjoying themselves.
5.TOUCH. Anything you WANT to touch. Kids go to the pool and can touch the polliwogs and frogs. Touch the herbs to smell the aroma or eat some leaves if you like.
MAIN ENTRANCE BUILDING.
The POTTING SHED in the Garden of the 5 SENSES.
The potting shed is the top building and this is the polliwog pond.
Below is a small twisted tree it's name is HARRY LAWLER's WALKING STICK, best viewed at this time of year without it's leaves.
Last year there was a big infection in the gardens involving many of the Asian Lilies. The Horticulturalists are using a small wasp to try to eradicate the Asian Lily Beetle population here.
If you can zoom you can read the sign. I will have to ask if those wasps are stingers before I take the grandkids there. I know they will read the sign and if the answer is YES it is their decision to go or not to go. I do not want to drive there. I know they will read the sign and make a fuss. Our GS is allergic to Honey bees so I had better check that out soon.
In my photo gallery I have pictures of me walking on the reflexology labyrinth. Usually there are people standing in line to walk on it in the summer. Not in the Spring though even though this was a day in the 80's a beautiful day. Notice the blue sky.
The REFLEXOLOGY LABARYNTH.
Area Sculptors have donated or loaned the Gardens pieces of Art.
This is the RESOUNDING STONE, one for the children one for the adults.
You put your head in the hole and hum and all of the sound comes right back at you!. It is such a weird experience. At first the children are fearful but after they do it they have to be dragged away from it, it's a riot .
The RESOUNDING STONE with my DH, we forget to take photos of me!
We walked around. The ponds are not yet filled, Maine will probably have snow and freezing so the aeration is not turned on till April 1st.
The gardens are free right now all the gates are open and we watched the Horticulturists at work. The Cafe is not open, it will be in April. Martha Stewart lives in her Summer home here in Maine and she often comes to functions at the Gardens and her presence is advertised so there is always a big crowd. Antiques, crafts and art shows are here. There are also live concerts, they have door charges for the concerts.
Last year there was a huge Education Center Opened and it had school functions all summer long. The children’s area is amazing again all hands on.
Almost all of the work is volunteer work, DH and I can work there but it is a long commute. The story of the Gardens is amazing I will find the link and post it for you after I get through this challenge.
As we left we noticed these very unusual crocii in bloom.
We saw the Sedum -Stonecrop, still in its winter colors.
Outside the Main Entrance this was growing. It's sign was lying flat I know we call it Scottish Heather in England.
After saying that I remembered we found a much bigger area of the heather. They call it SCOTCH heather, DH was indignant, he says, "Scotch is Whisky" it's either Scots or Scottish according to him.
He is usually correct he is supposed to be looking it up in his ENGLISH dictionary.
As we walked back to the Van I noticed some trees flowering, they had yellow leaves and I immediately thought Forsythia but these are small trees. We sought out the sign.
I had a Major PANIC here I lost my Blog. I felt the blood pressure rise. I looked every where and after a long time I went to my Spark page and it was THERE-Mistakes and all.
You might find typos I am getting very anxious.
Almost done. I would probably have a scotch if we had any liquor in the house this is hard for me especially after that little EPISODE.
I am really nervous about spellchecking this but here goes.
This was definitely hard work but I did learn a great deal from the experience. I hope you got to the end to read THANK YOU for READING my Blog---WITH PICTURES!!!