Iris Season, the Turkey Returns, and a Knitting Update

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…

Color at the 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…

Best Time-Out Bench Ever!

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…

Steampunk Wedding

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…

The Smith Museum

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…