Well, that might be a bit too strong of a statement. But I said my good-byes to the folks on the state master gardener advisory board on Friday, and it certainly feels like the end of an era. I had a great time, felt like I was making a difference in the state program, and loved having a reason to visit the Arboretum every quarter or so. I will miss it. But I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to serve on the board–I definitely learned a lot and I will remember the experience for a long time.
Of course, before we left the Arb, we had to stop in the gift shop.
I was looking for a(nother) sweatshirt, but didn’t see anything that tripped my trigger.
I did, however, find something awesome. I have a thing for umbrellas–I love them. I have at least five–I like my umbrella to match my current purse and work bag. (Even though it usually doesn’t even get used on a regular day.)
I have a really pretty bright pink one that looks like a Gerbera daisy when it’s open–that’s been my favorite for quite a while. Until I saw this one.
I’ve always loved Monet, most especially Water Lilies. And I think this is just beautiful.
They had a matching bag, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend quite that much.
So now I’m really looking forward to the next time it rains.