After playing with magnolias for a while, I hadn’t had enough fooling around, so I tried on my daughter’s Minnie Mouse bride hat and her sunglasses.
My other grand plan for the day was to take some of my kids and some of our neighbors to the Orlando Museum of Art since I had heard there was free admission there and at 150 museums around the country if I presented my Bank of America debit card on the first full weekend of each month. Unfortunately, when we got there, we found there is free admission only for the cardholder, not for their guests. I had seven kids with me (two of my daughters, two of my sons, and three neighbors, and it would have cost a total of $35 to bring them in, so we left. I’ll go back by myself soon.
Leaving the museum, I couldn’t help but notice
the flower beds next to the drive lanes.
I especially liked the effect from my side mirrors.
What do you think?
|This duck walked right up to me!|
I also noticed that the Waterhouse Residence Museum at Lake Lily
was open for guests. We had to wait a half hour since there was a Girl Scout troop already touring it, but we enjoyed our time there. Built in 1884, it is furnished Victorian style. Generations of the Waterhouse family lived there until 1989. Since we have a Maitland address, admission was free; otherwise it is $2 for kids and seniors, and $3 for adults. The museum is open Thursday – Sunday, 12-4 PM. I’ll do a separate post later for my Florida Field Trips series.
|Another beautiful still life, this time in the Waterhouse Museum.|
Things didn’t always go as I planned this weekend, but sometimes the detour is the sweeter path. It’s still life!
As John Fischer used to sing…
I used to dump the puzzle on a table
And put it back together in a day
But now it sits undone
The table’s overrun
With pieces no one showed me how to play
In one hand I’ve collected all the answers
With the other I’m just trying to survive
Living on the ledge
Hanging on the edge
Is keeping every ounce of faith alive
It’s still life
But not as still as it once seemed
It’s still life
And I never would have dreamed
That the answer
Would have so many questions
He’s the same
And it’s still life
It’s been a great weekend, but morning is coming all too soon! Tata for now!
This blog post will be linked at the P52 photo project.