Greenhouses, British Style

Ah, those English and their Gardens! I subscribe to a magazine titled just that: The English Garden.  One of the best things about it is the advertisements for Greenhouses. And these aren’t just any little greenhouse kits.  No.  Rather, they are unique unto themselves. Their version of “simple” is still more detailed than our utilitarian …

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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

A real gem: the smallest Botanical Garden that I’m aware of is in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Seasonally it changes, with an additional “show” in winter celebrating the Chinese New Year.  But it’s this recent Summer show that I’m highlighting here: Italy (with a nod to the Amafi Coast and their prolific growth …

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An Array of Amazing Art: Gotta see this🙂

Everytime it’s the same: Seeing his newest work for the first time begs the question, “What’s the story here?”  You know his work, you just didn’t know you know. “Jumangi” and “The a Polar Express” are movies made from his books. Chris Van Allsburg has been writing and illustrating for years.  I’ve been a fan …

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Up, Up, & Away: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Going, going, and gone. But if you have next year’s calendar, merely mark sometime during the first two weeks of October.  And then GO SEE IT! The Special Shapes balloons are the crowd pleasers, with reason. But ALL the balloons are impressively large and colorful.  One year I saw over 800 balloons, en mass. But …

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