Visiting the Botanical Garden teaches you, among other things, that our planet Earth has undergone many climatic changes in her life. It's gotten really WARM and then really COLD (and/or vice versa) and now it seems to be getting WARM again. Our little flower bed out front produced the first daffodils of winter, 2006, this past week. And here they are.
Last week as Cathy and I were walking from work to Union Station, we saw a butterfly! And here that is, too, if you can see it...it's hanging from the yellow dandelion in the center of this photo. Follow the row of bricks at the edge of the lawn, and just to the right of the metal grillwork on the right hand window, you'll see a blur of yellow. That's where it is.
Here's a wee version of it....can't do any better than this, sorry.