Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Water water everywhere . . .

The past two days have been beautiful. Yesterday, we decided to go to Council Bluffs to visit the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and to see if the Missouri River had dried up yet - - no such luck. This was our first visit to the bridge, and it won't be our last. It is a nice way to get a little walk in on such a pleasant day.

It is a beautiful bridge ~

We walked from Iowa to Nebraska ~

The men in this statue are not supposed to be neck high in the Missouri ~

There is a nice water park for the kids to enjoy. I'm pretty sure the water doesn't come from the Missouri . . . if it did, it would look more like Old Faithful ~

An interesting mural on the side of a building in downtown Omaha and tents for the College World Series ~

Since this was our first visit and we don't have a reference point I'm not sure, but I don't think the trees are supposed to be this deep into water. Wouldn't it be nice if there were wildflowers sown here ~

Water water everywhere. The homes on the other side of this levee had sump pumps gushing water into the street ~

A couple of years ago, my grandson and I made a rain barrel. What better way to have Mother Nature's water for my potted plants. Of course, every garden grows with love ~

He taught me how to make thumbprint butterflies . . . something I had never heard of ~

How cool is that!

And I had the ticklish job of painting his hands so he could make a shining sun ~

Not a lot of work, but a great way to create memories and spend some time with the special guy in our lives and save some water too ~


  1. Your rain barrel is a beautiful reminder of a day spent with the grandson--very very nice indeed!

  2. Thank you so much for visiting me the other day...your blog is lovely. What a great idea to make a rain barrel. xo

  3. Nice to see part of Nebraska. Unbelieveable amount of water. The statues and trees really put it all into perspective.

    Love your decorated rain barrel!

  4. I'll have to show this post to Larry and see if he wants to go there sometime.

    I enjoyed seeing the photos of your grandson and the rain barrel.

  5. my first visit of many to your blog. I love, love ,love your gardens, and your garden junk, so much eye candy. Thanks for all the inspiration.