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2011 Mommytography 365 Project Sunday Assignment

Kinetic Sculpture at the Dallas Arboretum

Bill & I visited the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens yesterday so I could see the Lyman Whitaker Kinetic Art Exhibit.  It was the coolest morning we’ve had in quite a number of weeks, but the humidity was high and it didn’t take long to become too hot!  So we probably toured the grounds in record time.  I definitely want to go back again when it’s cooler, say, autumn?

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a breeze, so most of the time the kinetic art pieces were barely moving.  It was still neat to see, though, and I got a couple of short videos I’ll post later this week.  In the meantime, here are some photos.

Zahara Double Yellow Zinnias


This may be my favorite spot of the whole garden.



A very stately looking tree!


The reflecting pool looks like it empties into White Rock Lake, but it doesn’t.


I love water lilies!


White Rock Lake makes a good backdrop for these kinetic art pieces.


Zinnias and more!


Happy 39th Anniversary to Us!

July 2018 Goals

Yet another month with my goals being published a tad bit late, but here goes:

  • Get Quicken caught up for 2018 – I got a bit behind in June
  • Visit the Dallas Arboretum to see the Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit before it ends
  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate – progress has actually occurred this week and it’s possible that the probate stuff will be done by September.
  • Complete DCMGA Newsletter for August 1st publication date
  • Continue regular blogging here on Musings, Mischief, and Mayhem
  • Continue walking / exercising / swimming
  • Maintain the pool / yard / gardens
  • Finish spraying for fleas in the carpeted areas of the house as a precaution (Blackie had a few fleas on him when he visited last month)
  • 100% ETL and continued weight loss – time to set a new weight goal!
  • Prepare for Liana’s visit the last week of the month, which means working on the DCMGA newsletter ahead of time and also laying in some art supplies or fun things to do the few days she’s here. We can’t stay in the pool all day, every day!
  • Set up the plant terrarium for my begonia cuttings/rootings
  • Finish one picture project – the one for Mom’s very belated Mother’s Day gift or the wildflower photos for my office wall
  • Decide on paint color for new inside wall of the bonus room

That seems like quite a long list, doesn’t it?!  Too many of these are carry-overs from previous months.  With Liana visiting the last week of the month and the travel that will incur to pick her up and take her back, I doubt I’ll be cleaning up many of the carry-overs this month either.