Friday, May 8, 2009

Then around 4:00 we made our way to the big-top to see the circus. It truly was nostalgic. The owner of the circus was a member of the Ringling family who wanted to preserve the big-top and side shows of an era gone by. There were tents set up with side shows; there were tigers, horse back acrobats, clowns, trapeze artist, jugglers, balance masters, trained dogs - the show lasted 2 hours. Then to add to the nostalgia, the circus only sold circus peanuts, drinks, cotton candy, circus coloring books, and face painting. It was a lovely time and I'm really glad that Jason/Kendra allowed us the joy of experiencing it with our grandkids.

Grandma's ready to party!

The circus is coming to town! I read it in the Kokomo Tribune. I hear that the circus is making its debut with an old fashioned parade followed by the elephants putting up the big top! Now, this sounds like a party to me. So, I call Jason and Kendra to see if they want to share their children for a day! So, we picked up the kids at 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening; they spent the night and we got up bright an early to see the parade and the novelty of seeing the big-top go up by elephant power! What a treat. I have heard stories of the circus coming to town, but never actually have experienced the nostalgia of it all until today.

Here are the workers and elephants setting up the big-top.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love spring. Mushroom hunting, Robins building nests, baby Canadian geese waddling across the road, lush green grass, gardening and flowers! Yes, my flower garden is beginning to come to life once again. The yellow daffodils, jonquils, and early red and yellow tulips were lovely this year. I missed getting pictures of them. However, the later tulips are blooming right now, along with the bleeding heart and the lily of the valley. This morning I saw a hummingbird at my nectar feeder, so Spring is officially here in my mind! See how I planted short tulips right alongside tall tulips? cool . . . huh?