Sam finally made it over with me to meet Marci and Ren and wander through the Botanic Gardens.
Early June the Irises were going crazy. Now, in late July, the sunflowers are taking over.
dew on the spider webs
Ren trying to outsmart the sun (the real one, not the glass one)
Of the three trips, this was actually the busiest and hardest visit to find a parking place.
It was also the only trip on a weekday. Go figure. But walking through the Cheeseman Park neighborhood wasn't too much a burden. The homes here are crazy eclectic fun.
Afterwards, in what's fast becoming a tradition, was lunch at the Cherry Cricket.
And, for the third time in a row, I was seated in the exact same booth.