Today would have been my Great Aunt Irva's 98th birthday. Happy birthday, Irva!
In her honor, I took the day off and ended up at Longwood Gardens. It was a perfect day for it. 75 degrees with no humidity and poofy white clouds. Lots and lots of pretties but right inside the visitor center I stopped to smell the roses, Irva's favorite flower.
I wandered out to the new meadow, most of which was just like where I grew up but there was a cool pond. I was standing on the bridge, watching the water and suddenly one of the lumps moved. It was a turtle! I love turtles so that made the day for me. Everything after that was a bonus.
A cool treehouse, a room full of orchids, a garden that was all shades of silvery leaves and a huge mellow cat lounging under a tree. All in all a wonderful way to spend Irva's birthday.
Happy weekend, all!