Since it’s now past Labor Day and summer is officially over (although you’d never know it here) I thought I’d take this week to post some things we did this summer I never got around to blogging about when they were current. Marion is back in school now and we’re just (not so) patiently awaiting the arrival of Sprocket, so what better time to play catch up?
One of the things we did this summer that was truly a once in a lifetime event was that we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the Louis – the corpse flower.
In case you don’t want to read the wikipedia article, in short, a corpse flower is a pretty rare thing that as it blooms, smells like death. There was quite a hubbub in Houston when it seemed the whole city was on Louis watch. Since these things are really rare, no one knew how much time it would take for it to start stinking once the blooming process began.
Marion and I bought tickets for a Monday morning 8 a.m. admission and pretty much had the place to ourselves! And thankfully (given that I was still in the throes of my all pregnancy morning sickness) it didn’t really smell very much. Despite missing the stink and the official bloom, the flower was still very impressive and worth the trip to see it.
It’s not every day you see an almost six foot tall flower!
Louis was part of the Butterfly Exhibit at HMNS and it was Mar’s first visit there.
She had the most fun, though, playing in the kids’ corner
Me and my sweet girlie