Iris Season, the Turkey Returns, and a Knitting Update

Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Museums, Week in Review |

It’s Iris season! The lovely specimens you see below are currently outside the Smith Museum in downtown Springfield. Happily, I have irises growing in my own yard as well – though not in such spectacular profusion. Here is a yellow “volunteer” that popped up out of nowhere last year. Now I have several along the […]

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Color at the Museums

Posted by mrssmythe on March 21, 2015 in Art, Baking, Museums |

Today looked like this: It was dreary. It was bleak. It was gray. But inside – at least at the Springfield Museums – it was a different story. Especially in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum where we went to wait while Ginger attended a “Cupcake Chemistry” class at the Science Museum. I spent […]

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Best Time-Out Bench Ever!

Posted by mrssmythe on February 21, 2015 in Art, Museums |

Spotted in the Smith Museum this past week – the best time-out bench ever: What toddler would even┬áthink of misbehaving if they knew they’d be sent to sit between these dragons? Of course, I would never employ such tactics as a parent. I know that frightening images┬ácan really impact a young child – like the […]

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Steampunk Wedding

Posted by mrssmythe on May 7, 2014 in Art, Museums, Out & About |

The girls and I spent part of the afternoon at the Springfield museums today, perusing the various Steampunk exhibits currently featured there. “What is Steampunk?” you ask. Excellent question! CPT America and I were rather enamored with it a few years back. Basically, it’s an art and design subculture where science fiction, fantasy, and the […]

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The Smith Museum

Posted by mrssmythe on January 22, 2014 in Out & About |

We had another trip to the museums today – this time because Pepper was being fitted for her new skates and Ginger and I needed somewhere other than the cave-like skate shop to hang out while Pepper sat for an hour letting her new boots mold to her now adult-sized feet. CPT America stayed with […]

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