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Happy Cinco de Mayo!


The cacti have a few cactus flowers,

While the bright, rosy Chihuly globe

outshines Mother Nature in this scene.

Dale Chihuly glass art pieces are

sprinkled around the World.

Some Seattle Washington 

fellow blogging friends 

have mentioned their 

exhibits are the Best!

This photograph was

taken at the Columbus, Ohio

by this blog post author at ~

Franklin Park Conservatory.

๐ŸŒต  ๐Ÿ‘  Ole!  ๐ŸŽ‰  ๐ŸŽถ

Felidades de Cinco de Mayo!

Besos y abrazos!


Plato quote:

“Always be kind, 

for everyone is fighting

a hard battle.”


Mexico fought France

for freedom on May 5, 1862.

The Battle of Puebla was won.

Eagle holding a serpent 

while perched atop a

prickly pear cactus

is on white panel

of Mexican flag.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ x  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ  x ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

Spring colors


This is a different way to look 

at the brightest pink flowers

and one very still butterfly.

(Like a tube of toothpaste

squeezed in every direction!)

~ ~ ~

“Little Beauties”

by Robin O. Cochran

“Chasing the little butterflies

who flitted around in circles

and rising straight up into air,

like busy helicopters.

~  ~  ~

I grew weary and decided to 

act like a Zen master,

breathe in . . . breathe out.

I could forgo my needs

putting others first.”

– – –

Summary of event:

The crowded butterfly room 

in our Columbus, Ohio

Franklin Park Conservatory

meant being careful not

to bump anyone nor

step on any toes!

x   x   x

Photo of real butterfly

and living palm tree,

beside bright flowers

created all kinds of

“happy dances” 

in my brain!

Does anyone know

flower’s name?

Thursday’s Doors ~ December 8, 2016: George and Martha


Rescued as babies,

Martha and George

 are sister and brother, 

kept behind cage doors.

They looked beautiful in their

well kept appearance, happy 

communicating in simple 

comments to guests. 

“Hello there!”

and “What’s up?”

You may enjoy adding  

your own lively banter

in the replies section!

“The nerve of that woman,

wearing real feathers 

on her felt hat!”

~ or ~

“What do you mean by that?”

~ or ~

“Wonder if his mother knows

her teenager left the house

wearing droopy pants?”

~ or ~

“When is everyone going home?”

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

This barred cage door is in the 

Palm Room of 

Franklin Park Conservatory,

Columbus, Ohio.

It is part of a diverse group 

of Thursday’s Doors,

a weekly gathering

found in links on

Norm Frampton’s blog:


Thursday’s Doors~ View 2 of Chihuly umbrellasย 


Son James takes his photo 

up close, while I view 

pagoda or an awning 

of beautiful glass 

colorful or in

golden amber.

The entrance 

appears as a

door to pass


to get 

into the


creative world 

displayed by

Dale Chihuly.

To view a variety of doors,

you should venture over to

Norm Frampton’s blog at:


Thursday’s Doors: Chihuly glass umbrellas


You look at something one way;

then along comes a different

perspective. I saw blossoms,

while children saw umbrellas.

The walkway passes under

the cup-like shapes.

It could be a door,

leading to a new

location, under

a wooden bridge

or pagoda.

This is part of

Thursday’s Doors,

led by our fearless leader,

Norm Frampton, check 

out doors of all kinds at: