Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lunch with mom

 Well it turned out to be a perfect day for an outdoor lunch. I picked mom up at 10:30 and grabbed lunch at Panera then surprised her with a trip to Ogden Garden in Valpo.

We haven't been there in a few years and with everything blooming so early this year I thought it would be a wonderful atmosphere to dine. I couldn't have ordered a more perfect day. We ate in the gazebo and admired the Wisteria.
 We couldn't wait to wander the grounds and explore. Mom enjoying her chicken salad on a croissant.
 We just missed the flowering crab apple trees but it was still a beautiful place to spend a peaceful outing. The Peony was huge.
 This big green fella was croaking for a mate.
Mom posed for me.

 A photographer was taking photos for an upcoming wedding and asked if he could take a photo of us together.

Little bits of color were hidden about the garden...

 The Japanese garden was filled with Japanese Maples and a huge Koi pond with several Koi swimming about.

A few water falls set the mood for a slow stroll along the winding paths and over the wooden bridges. It was a perfect lunch date!
I hope you are having a wonderful day too.


  1. What a lovely day! And glad to hear your leg is recovered enough to enjoy a nice outing like that.

  2. What a lovely day you had with your mum. I enjoyed the trip around the park. thank you

  3. Oh Pat, what a gorgeous day you had.Nice photo of you and your mother.What a pretty garden.
    Yes, glad your leg is recovering well.

  4. Such gorgeous photos! That's a lovely photo of you and your mom. Cherish each day you have with her.

  5. Dear Pat ... great that you had such a lovely day out with Mom ... lovely pics of spring - time awesomeness. Joy is a fleeting thing ... you should enjoy it as often as you can.

    Hugs ... Marie

  6. What a beautiful area to relax and enjoy-Leslie

  7. Sounds like a perfect day, and sharing it with someone special makes it even more perfect!

  8. What a nice outing and a nice lunch! I love touring gardens! A fun day!


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