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Seeing Triple, or maybe Quadruple

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Did I mention that the San Antonio Botanical Gardens was set up for a wedding yesterday? I wouldn't have thought that Good Friday would be a perfect wedding day, but perhaps it WOULD, at least in San Antonio where the whole city is in party mood already for their annual Fiesta celebration...

Anyhow, I noticed that their amphitheater was set up with flowers and white folding chairs for some kind of event, when I saw the FIRST bride and her entourage... there were a lot of people buzzing around making their way to the wedding venue..

But then I saw the SECOND bride, another brunette in an off white gown, but separate from the first one... this one was posing for photos in an especially picturesque spot, while the other was ordering people around off in the distance..

And THEN a blonde in a bright white gown came rushing by, and I thought I was seeing triple! But she was definitely blonde, and her dress was different from the others.... I don't know how many weddings they could possibly have scheduled for the same day (and it was a BEAUTIFUL day!), but as we sat down to lunch in their carriage house restaurant, I caught a glimpse of another bride, another blonde but in an ivory dress this time....

They weren't models fro a magazine layout....they looked like real people, but it must have been a great day to get married.... I wonder now if there were some other brides stashed somewhere ready to jump out and say their vows...

What a peculiar set of circumstances!

  
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4EVERNESS 4/20/2014 10:04PM

    Wow. Hmmmm. San Antonio-St Anthony-finder of lost things? Garden. Bride. Few days of hell, for heaven...Hmmm. Clueless here.

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 3:54PM

    That must have been interesting.

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IMAVISION 4/20/2014 9:38AM

    Those gardens are a beautiful spot for a wedding --- interesting to me that I had not thought of them as such until reading your blog.

San Antonio this time of year is quite charming --- give it a few weeks & it is all too hot for this gal!

God bless!

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LINTPICKER 4/20/2014 9:26AM

    Weddings are such wonderful events!

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/20/2014 6:53AM

    Wow, they not only grow flowers, they grow Brides!

It does sound like a beautiful place for a wedding, but I also wonder why on Good Friday.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/20/2014 3:45AM

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JANTWO 4/20/2014 1:53AM

    How interesting!!!!

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SUSANBEAMON 4/20/2014 12:53AM

  popular place for weddings, seems like.

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Horticulture of Danger

Friday, April 18, 2014

After my wonderful fieldtrip to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin yesterday, I had a chance to visit the San Antonio Botanical Center today, and there was one plant in particular that they had in common....

Perhaps the most dangerous of them all, and I'm not talking about poison ivy...

Foxglove, a beautiful bloom , or series of blooms on a stalk, that is the source of digitalis... yes, the heart medication...
Research shows:
"All parts of the plant are poisonous and contain cardiac glycosides which are toxic to both humans and animals. Poisonings are rare however, due to the plantís unpalatable nature. Symptoms of poisoning include diarrhea, irregular pulse, abdominal pain and convulsions. The glycosides extracted from the plant have proven valuable in the treatment of congestive heart failure and lead to the creation of the commonly prescribed Digoxin. A fine line exists however, between the amount of the chemical that will cure or kill."

Foxglove is an exquisite bloom, but it made me nervous to see it all over the place at the Botanical Center... I'm thinking that plastering them with warnings might cause SOME people to try it out... But STILL....!

After all,
"A fine line exists however, between the amount of the chemical that will cure or kill." Yikes!

  
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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 3:56PM

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LAURANCE 4/20/2014 9:14AM

  I'd heard that Foxglove is one of the plants that is quite poisonous. Shame on me, I don't know what they look like, but I'm going to ask Nice Mr. Google in a moment.

I gather that there are signs warning people in that garden? Are you concerned that people might be tempted to actually try to nibble some precisely because of the warnings?

Some people do like to take risks.

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USMAWIFE 4/19/2014 9:00PM

    I visted there when we lived in Texas. very interesting place

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F8CONE8 4/19/2014 2:28PM

    Yikes it grows wild all over the place here! Thanks for the warning

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WAY2GOCAT 4/19/2014 11:24AM

    Hopefully, all will keep their distance from this beautiful bloom. Have a blessed Easter and emoticon

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JANTWO 4/19/2014 1:44AM

    I did not know that about the Foxglove.

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CASTIRONLADY 4/18/2014 11:13PM

    I never knew that. We don't have any planted but I'll try to remember it if we do.

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/18/2014 10:50PM

    And I thought chocolate daisies were dangerous, LOL!!!!

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Lovely Field Trip

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We had a fantastic day at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin today....this oasis of peaceful habitat is nestled near one of the busiest highways in Austin but you would never know it....there are acres and acres of trails and meadows and a lovely facility...

They even had several plantings of something I wasn't familiar with, a chocolate daisy... the blooms are yellow and look a bit like a coreopsis, but oh my goodness, it smells distinctly like chocolate! I need to get some to plant at home!

  
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MYTURNNOW2013 4/18/2014 10:33AM

    Chocolate scented flowers! That sounds like a dieters nightmare LOL!

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JANTWO 4/18/2014 2:53AM

    Sounds beautiful!!!!

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SONYALATRECE 4/18/2014 12:07AM

    I'd eat those flowers. Yummy!

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SONYALATRECE 4/18/2014 12:06AM

    I'd eat those flowers. Yummy!

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What a Gorgeous Day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's a most GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL day today! The morning dawned cool and fresh, and the sunshine and birds singing are combining for an intoxicating result.

Quite simply, it takes my breath away.

No wonder poets can't control themselves in the spring!

  
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JANTWO 4/17/2014 1:33AM

    We had a beautiful day too!!!!

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IMAVISION 4/16/2014 9:18PM

    Sounds absolutely lovely!

We have enjoyed such Springtime days --- yesterday it actually seemed like summertime in the direct sunshine. However, today has been cold & this afternoon brought us snow. It melted as soon as it hit the ground, so I like to think of it as "snowflake rain".

God bless!

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FRAN0426 4/16/2014 8:42PM

    Well it nice to see some parts of the country are having nice weather---enjoy the day to the fullest. Hope we will soon get nice weather soon, but just dressing warmer for this cold snap, along with the wind and some rain and snow.

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/16/2014 5:54PM

    Nice!

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WAY2GOCAT 4/16/2014 3:38PM

    Us too!

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Back in the Saddle

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

All this time that my husband was sick, I missed some of the regular volunteering that I did, but today I went back to the Friends of the Library book-sorting session that meets every Tuesday morning....

It was so good to be back with old friends and get some great exercise lifting and carrying books and boxes of books...

But tonight I am tired, and justifiably so...

Heading for bed...

  
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 4/16/2014 1:46PM

    Glad you had a good day. Lift those emoticon Heave those emoticon and don't forge,. lift those boxes correctly.

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JANTWO 4/16/2014 7:28AM

    What a blessing they have with you!!!!

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IMPROVINGME 4/16/2014 12:23AM

    I know they all enjoyed having you back with them!
Great to read that you were able to go!
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