Spent the day in our city at Selby Botanical Gardens. Our usual sunny & 85° day was mysteriously switched for a cloudy, 65° one, but nonetheless we enjoyed a peaceful exhale among the banyan trees, mangroves, the children's rainforest garden, & tons of old Florida botanicals & history. Swipe L.
The Gauguin Spring Exhibit is really amazing, & our art nerd selves really enjoyed his work. Recommend you visit.
Also, if you saw IG stories before expiring, G & I BOTH found not only our FIRST 4 leaf clovers, but we found THREE a piece! And yes I'm almost 45 & have never found a 4 leaf clover. So pour out the luck sweet Lord, cause you know we need some.
Was such a super relaxed day surrounded by nature. Well, besides the moment G almost fell in the Koi Fish pond & I grabbed her shirt with my cat like mom reflexes.
We had intended to go to the Ringling Museum of Art, but for the 1st time in 19yrs of living here, they were lined around the block with people. No special event listed today, just a litany of snowbirds stuck down here, & Spring Breakers who couldn't use the beaches... it was about as maddening as our traffic is down here right now. And I know I can get a witness because half of you commented on IG stories about how we can't even toodle about our normal lives rn due to some bizarre herd of people. Craziest thing I've seen in ages.
The bright side, we got rerouted to the Botanical Gardens & it was just what our soul needed. And a great reminder that people have such an obligation to care for the beautiful things of this planet, that God created for us to enjoy. I'd hate to know the majesty in all the natural things we experienced today couldn't exist when my own grands & future legacy are around. Such a shame.
Anyway, I'm not sure what adventures are for tomorrow. Depends on this freaky weather & the mass exodus that made its way into our city, so stay tuned. - 6 hours ago