Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day at Meijer Gardens

Lots of Pink!

This brown moth above, was HUGE - like8 to 10 inches across!

For Mother's Day we went to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. It was kind of a cool day, and we wondered what would be blooming this early, but were amazed - the tulips were OUTSTANDING!!! And being Dutch, I will admit to being a bit partial to tulips! Anyway, they were gorgeous!

Mind you - oldest son is out in Tacoma, at a new job, and daughter is in town, but studying for exams this week (these colleges should take Mother's Day into consideration when they schedule these things!) From when the kids were babies we would take a picnic lunch out to a local nature center (Fernwood) on Mother's Day and other than one year when we were rained out - this is the second time we celebrated without kiddoes. But we did get to take studious daughter out to eat for supper afterward. We went out to Rose's, they have my favorite soup, or is it bisque? Ah yes, it was Butternut Squash Bisque, that is just out of this world! (we were given a copy of the recipe, ahem - the brown sugar and heavy cream must have been what made it so good) So we had a lovely day! Oh, and I almost forgot my breakfast in bed! My hubby takes very good care of me!


bccarlso said...

Bummed I missed Mother's Day at home this year! Love ya, mom, glad you had fun!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

your photos are fabulous and I loved your breakfast in bed tray with the note! So happy you visited and left a comment. Happy Wednesday. ~ Lynn

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi there! You had asked what kind of roses my pink climbing rose bush is and I cannot remember the name. If you go onto:

you may be able to find one like it. It is an antique English rose with many layers - like a Peony.

Happy Memorial Day,

Felt Sew Good said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great Monday!

Emily said...

Cute pics mom, I'm glad I got to see those...and that I got to spend part of Mother's Day with you! Love you!

Saucy said...

Thank you for visiting my little bloggedy-blog and your nice comment! My Loopy is my world... she struggles so much, not just with Aspergers (we got a late diagnosis, she was almost 12) but a mild cerebral palsy as well. I don't think her teachers or her teachers aide understand how hard she works to "hold it together" all day long... so they keep pulling back the support, things get less and less inclusive, she spends more time outside of the class experience... oh now here I am rambling. On your perfectly lovely blog.

Anyway, now we are blog friends, and that's that. See you soon.