Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - I

In the first Week of July – 2011, we went to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

FMG Mission Statement:
To promote the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment, and the arts.

Our Visit
We went up with my Son and Daughter in law from Benton Harbour to this wonderful place. It’s about 1 1/2 hrs drive and it was well worth the Drive. The park is Michigan States second most visited attraction.
1 - Entrence Sculpture 
Here the first sculpture, at the Parking area. Se the two faces?
2 - Entrence 
The Entrence –let’s start the visit indoor enjoing the Tropical Flowers and Plants.
6 - Flowers Blue 
We were fascitaned by the blue colours here - Orhides
919 - Orchides 
Wonderful flowers and colours here as well – Orchides
914 - Pitcher Plant Red
In the tropical section you will find a subsection with Pitcher Plants. Very fascinating. Watch your fingers and nose;-)
915 - Pitcher Plants green and yellow
More Pitcher Plants – See how they trap insects below:

9 - Kjøttetende 
More Pitcher Plants – How do you grow them?
7 - Animals - inside 
There are sculptures among the plants as well
917 - Sausage Tree 916 - Sausage Tree
Click on the small photo to read about the Sausage Tree.

More to come from Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park,

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Love is in the Air – a true story

Dear friends, I will  bring you into the situation without any further notice:
The Clouds seems to present something very special:
And I ran down to find the Camera.
It took a while, but here is the result.
Love in the Clouds 1 
See, something is about to happen up there..
Love in the Clouds 2 
See – she is …
Love in the Clouds 3 
… about to….
Love in the Clouds 4 
Love in the Clouds 6 
Very close…
Love in the Clouds 6
They are sweet
Love in the Clouds 7
And so close
Love in the Clouds 7
Ans so close – their love seems to be doubled
Love in the Clouds 8
Kisses and love in the Sky – It’s real
Love in the Clouds 9 
It is wonderful to see passion – like the sky showed us this evening
Love in the Clouds 91
Don’t forget – who ever you are, it’s love all around you. See it and be happy you live.

This was my true story from the Sky this evening.

Enjoy life.  Carpe Diem. Every Day.
All Photos from our Summer House on August 17 – 2011.

PS. Much more from our Vacation to come – have a great week


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vacation 2011 – Short summary of bloggers and family we met - part 1

My dear readers, it’s about time to start blogging again.
You know the terrible events in Norway on July 22, has set me back for a while.
Now it’s time to bring back somepositive  memories from all the wonderful people we met during our July Vacation in North America.
I’ll write more later, about spesific events and places.
Our Vacation began around southern part of Lake Michigan the first days of July.
2011-08-13 Clementines  ,
Late lunch at Clemtines in Benton Harbour. SW Michigan
From left: Papa, Anna, Gail, Lori and Mats.
(Excuse the photo quality – the food is much better there).
2011-08-13 Lisa tasting Wine 
Lisa is one of my first Blog-friends. We met for the first time in July this year. We will meet again;.)
2011-08-13 Suzann and Anna 
Some of you might remember I met Suzann 3 years ago? We both at that  time in grief. Here Suzann and Anna in 2011.
2011 Caif family 
Then we went to California and who else but Rande was there?
His Father and Brother  Paul (we stayed there). Bob is 88 by the way,,2011-08-13 Yacht Club 
Sandee and papa and Zane – what memorable meeting
Yacht Club Zane Anna and Sandee
And here: Zane, Anna and Sandee – forever friends
PS. Do not look too long at  the ladies legs;-) You might have some wild ideas…

More tomorrow
even more…
What’s the next chapter?

Stay tuned

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