Saturday, August 28, 2010

A summer day at Rotary Gardens

I spent a beautiful summer day at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, WI last Sunday August 22, 2010. A hidden gem that many are not aware of that is just beautiful! It is very similar to Chicago Botanical gardens but on a much smaller scale so you can see it all in about 1 1/2 hours.
Many beautiful spots to sit and view the gardens and take it all in without big crowds. The picture on my blog header was taken of some of the beautiful flowers that are blooming now. All the gardens looks great in spite of the dry and hot weather we have had in Illinois this summer.

It includes an English cottage garden, Japanese, Scottish Gardens, sunken garden and they change the color schemes for some of the gardens every year. I try to go in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons as it takes on a different beauty with each change of season.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Cookies

Has been a very busy Summer and I sure haven't been on my blog very much. Wanted to share with you some fun cookies I made for the family reunion on August 7th. I have cutters for just about every occasion and they are always a big hit.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Sprite Boy 1997-2009