Everybody needs a day off from time to time. Now a farmer never really truly gets a day off unless they hire someone to handle all the chores, but for Mark and I a day off is a day where we do the bare minimum of chores. That is usually enough to give us a little breather. Last week I was able to go to Botanica in Wichita a.k.a the "Flower Zoo". I went with my 4 year old, Henry, and my sister-in-law Mary (who was here for a short visit). Everybody had a big chuckle when they listened to Henry's account of the Flower Zoo. You have to love the perspective of a child. It was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. I would recommend a visit to the garden to anyone. I now have all sorts of ideas for plants I would like to use in my own garden.
One thing I never realized about Botanica, until I went there, is that it is an outdoor garden. Most of the Botanical Gardens I have been to in other cities have been indoor gardens. It is a little over 9 acres but a person can easily see the entire garden in a little over an hour. I saw many people there cozied up in a little spot reading a book.