Much to my amazement, Colleen had never been to Sherman Gardens so we decided it was time plus we wanted to dine at Cafe Jardin.
The dahlias were quite extraordinary this season!
They came in many colors.
The grounds were awash in colors
Two beauties in a bed of thorns!
Ah, the Robin pose.
The library building had vines all over the top so it was well insulated!
The flowers were quite amazing.
The phone book used to be called a city guide!
John and Virginia Coolmer lived across the street from my first home
(He was a mechanic for Greene-Halderman Chrysler) which laster became Harger-Haldeman Chrysler-Plymouth-Imperial
Harry and Marion Gillick lived just three doors down and I played with their daughter Olivia who I still talked to today after almost 70 years!
Enjoying the Fuscia display
Did You Know?
Paul did the quiche
Amazing but Colleen tried the trout.
Stuffed squash blossoms.
We needed a walk after a hearty lunch!
Oh oh, what are these two doing now?
They are acting innocent, that means trouble!
I got my fly swatter out and almost.....
A closer look revealed a Maryfly, a rare species of summer butterfly.
I thought to myself, Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
Oh my, another rare species.
This one actually flys backward to see where it has been!
Be careful, it could turn into a caterpillar again, very soon!
The orchids were quite beautiful!
Mr. Turtle looked up when he saw the butterflies.
Oh, silly, you do not have to be koi with me!
Where is the ice cream and chocolate sauce?
Mother nature is amazing.
The bird awaits in the woods!
This old guy is old!
The bird said I was old! Imagine that!
Bye bye you all!