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Flowers And More!
As promised, photos from today. We started out in the Conservatory at the Windmill Island and there were quite a few exotic (well, to me at least!) flowers present.


bad hair day
Bad Hair Day

succulent with water pool
Succulent with water pool in the center

Evil Orchid wants to eat your face!

bird of paradise
Bird of Paradise

The Windmill on Windmill Island is named De Zwaan (the swan) and is indeed graceful, if not really a bird.

De Zwaan

I took a photo from the observation deck. The day was still a bit dreary as the photo shows:

The view from De Zwaan

The tulips were reluctant to show themselves, but before we left Windmill Island, we had spotted a handful. Downtown Holland had quite a few more.

Tulips on Windmill Island

Tulips in downtown Holland

Tonight we went to Saugatuck Brewing Company for supper. I ordered a flight of beers, the cashews encrusted brie (appetizer) and fish & chips (with a side salad). Ate far too much, used up many of my weekly WW points, but it was worth it. Liked their cider, but the other five beers in the flight weren't for me. So, if you total up all of the beers I've tried so far in my life (which is a fair number now), I've discovered, um, 0 that I like. However, have found several hard ciders that I like.

My flight from Saugatuck Brewing Co.
From left to right: True Scot, ESB Amber, Bonfire Brown, Oatmeal Stout, Darker than Your Soul, and Hard Cider. The Amber and the Stout were more drinkable, but I wound up only drinking half of the beers and all of the cider.

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bex77 From: bex77 Date: May 4th, 2014 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous flowers! And beautiful photos! You really have the eye. You ladies have such fun!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 4th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! We do enjoy ourselves when we get together. :-)
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: May 4th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like beer and don't drink alcohol anymore anyway, but I yearn to imbibe anything called "Darker Than Your Soul." :D
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 4th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love some beer names (and some wine names) but still just not found a beer or wine that I can honestly say that I like. :-) Some are more tolerable than others. The "Darker than your soul" one was more tolerable than, say, an IPA. ;-)

Edited at 2014-05-04 11:42 pm (UTC)
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