As summer drew to a close today, my friend Cheryl came over to bring me more apples recently picked from local orchards....[I think they will keep until I come back from Georgia in a week or so....then I can make apple crisp again!] The evening was so lovely, that we decided to go to the local botanical gardens for a free concert. Mr. Pear came along with 3 lawn chairs and we settled in for a genteel farewell to summer!
When there was a break in the music, we strolled the grounds of the botanical gardens, to study the wonderful plants and enjoyed seeing some botanical art on display. These were painted in oils on scrap metal objects by local artist Gregory Moore....so hanging them outdoors was not a problem....[I will return with my camera to capture more of this art show later!]