I made a run to the ER last night where it was determined that I had a bruised spleen which was also bleeding a little ~ I’ll tell you later ~ and just got home (2:30pm today.) I’m off to bed, I have been prescribed pain killers, bed rest and “pampering” for the next 7 to 10 days. I will catch up with the comments on previous posts soon, but now I’m off to bed. See you all as soon as I’m up to it.
I was just informed that another blogger has been having trouble accessing this blog, sos much so that she had to unsubscribe! Of course that saddens me, and I would like to fix the problem. Are any of you having problems loading my site on your computor?
It was suggested that resizing my photos might alleviate the problem. Can anyone tell me how to do that?
I appreciate knowing when my site is not running up to par, so please feel free to let me know what your experience has been. If need be, I’ll take the thing down and start over.
All suggestions of how I can make this a better, smoother running blog are most welcome! (In other words, HELP!)
Thank you to those of you who left comments. It appears that the problem was the background tiled wallpaper I was using. I removed the background, and those who were having problems are now reporting a faster upload time. If ever another problem like this appears when you try to upload my blog, PLEASE let me know. I’ll fix it! I don’t want to lose any of you dear readers and friends because of a technical glitch that is easily remedied!
Again, thank you for your help. Have a great evening and keep on blogging ~
This was a serendipitous moment. We were stopped at a traffic signal waiting to turn left. I looked to my right and saw the sun low in the sky and thought I’d grab a shot or two. The first two shots were complete failures. The third shot caught a telephone pole as Richard was pulling through the light. I snapped a fourth shot, sure that it was nothing but a blur as we pulled into the intersection and then on toward our destination. The sun was no longer in sight. When I got home and downloaded the four images, this, the fourth, was the only image I kept. I love it when that happens!
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Now that I’ve had a chance to go through the photos and do some editing, here is what I went to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens to see!
I had a very productive and fun day earlier this week on my jaunt to the Botanical Garden! Today I post photos of nuttin’ but a fountain, statues, architecture, etc. I hope you enjoy this slide show as much as you have enjoyed the nature shows. It is all beautiful to me.
On my forray to the Cleveland Botanical Garden earlier this week, I was surprised to see Cherry Blossom trees! And they were in full bloom! While we don’t have the profusion of these lovely trees that Washington, DC has, the few we do have are just as stunning. Now that I’ve had a little time to process some of the photos from a few days ago, here are a few of the Cherry Blossoms for your enjoyment!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, DC. As a gift of friendship, Japan sent 3020 of these beautiful trees to the US in 1912. The first two Yeshino Cherry trees were planted on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin by Mrs. Helen “Nellie” Taft (wife of President William Howard Taft) and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador. After the planting, Nellie presented a bouquet of American Beauty roses to the Viscountess. (Those two trees still stand on 17th Street near the John Paul Jones statue.) Today there are 12 species of Cherry Blossom trees and about 3750 trees now grow around the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument area.
The Cherry Blossom Tree connection with Ohio is that Nellie Taft hails from Ohio, and the National First Ladies’ Library is in Canton, OH, about an hour’s drive south of Cleveland. On June 25, the library is sponsoring an elegant high tea, known as Helen Taft’s Cherry Blossom Tea. Visitors will be able to enjoy tea and chat with ”First Lady Helen Taft” (historical re-enactor) as she reminisces about the Cherry Blossom Trees and tells her life story.
Helen Taft’s Cherry Blossom Tea will take place between 10:00am and noon on Saturday, June 25, at the National First Ladies’ Library at 205 Market Ave. S., Canton, OH. Reservations are required, and the cost is $35. For more information, call 330-452-0876 ext. 307.
I wish to acknowledge Pamela Martens, the Cleveland Travel Examiner, for the information provided here on the Helen Taft Cherry Blossom Tea. http://www.examiner.com/travel-in-cleveland/helen-taft-s-cherry-blossom-tea-offers-history-and-elegant-refreshment
If any of you are able to attend the tea, please blog about it and let the rest of us know how it was! Have a glorious day, and enjoy the Cherry Blossoms!
What a gorgeous day it was! I was on break from classes, the sun was shining bright, the temperature was almost balmy. It was a great day to hop a bus into Case Western Reserve, wander a bit through gardens, and finally pay a visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden to see Orchid Mania that is in its last week here. If it is possible to overdose on flowers and beauty, I sure did! The problem I face now is how to choose which of hundreds of photos to share with you. (Don’t worry, I’ll only give you a sampling!)
I hope you enjoy the following slide show.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the show.
A Gossiping God.
One of my blogger friends posted this to her site which is how I came upon it. I was so moved by it that I had to post it to my blog, too. I am now following Debbie, the author of this post. I hope you are as blessed by this as I am. Blessings to you all.