These are beautiful creatures. I have had the (unitended) "pleasure" of experiencing these in real life...not something I would ever want to repeat.
These are Japanese Nettles....all I can say is "ouch"!! But they are very mesmerizing;)
I spent some time just sitting by the glass at the shark tank. Maybe meditating a bit. Peaceful really.
After the aquarium we went over to the botanical gardens. The hubby had some play time....
They have a whole playland built to this scale. It's very cool;)
He is a character;) I am glad he still plays;)
We didn't take my son with us....we needed "date" time;) I was thinking about hitting the zoo next week. They have a special deal on Wednesdays where they are open until 8pm and it is only $5 per person after 4:30. I like cheap dates;)
On quilty topics....I didn't create those last few quilts from my own patterns. I will scan the pattern covers soon if anyone was interested in finding them. I want to make sure I give credit where credit is due. I know most of what I come up with is my own stuff, but not recently;)
As for my son....he is sooooo bored right now. It's hard for us to find him stuff to do that interests him when we are short on money. A road trip would be great...but both the cars need some TLC before we do that. He needs a social life, but I am having trouble finding a circle of people that aren't grown ups that I would want him to spend time with. We are trying to redirect him from the activities he used to engage in.
As for my daughter and grandson.....he turned 1 year old this past week!! How cool is that?;) She says he is walking now. I told her to wait until he figures out how to run;) She went back to work, and though it is taking some adjustment at home, she is much less stressed now that they have two incomes. I am happy for her.
I have something cooking up right now that is going to get us to Oregon in the relatively near future. I know this place is great, but the green would be so welcome;) I just feel so dehydrated here all the time. Never managed to get acclimated. Keep your fingers crossed for us;)
Anyway, I need to get back to sewing before the day starts. Hope everyone is doing well;)