The magnolias are now in bloom here in Chicago. I’ve also seen, daffodils, Redbuds and Bradford pear trees in blooms as well. These were in bloom in Oklahoma a month ago. It is nice to travel north and see these flowers and trees in bloom. We have mosquitos and really warm weather. It’s kind of funny to see people in jackets when I’ve been sweating everyday in my garden. We’ll be heading home in a few days, and back to the heat…and back to my garden. Springtime in Chicago is so nice.
In Catoosa (Right off Route 66) there is the Blue Whale. It was constructed, on site, by Hugh Davis between 1970-72. Originally it was built as a one-of-kind wedding anniversary present. It’s 80′ long, 15′ tall, and 10′ across. You’re allowed to walk in it…but no jumping in to go swimming. There is a little gift shop on the site as well.
If you ever get a chance to drop by, it’s pretty cool.
So I had An old bike, so I thought ‘ what the heck’. This is what it looks like after a bit of paint and some flowers. I can’t wait to see how the flowers fill out in the summer.