and michigan takes the win in the final second.
moving on to the sweet sixteen.
the tears and the joy flow freely.
‘tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.’
image credits: mlive.com – mike mulholland
family watches with pride and awe
as mom/wife/my youngest daughter
crosses the stage to get her master’s degree
she worked so hard for this
caring for them
teaching full time
learning at night
showing them what is possible.
“do something wonderful, people may imitate it. “
proud of you baby girl, go blue!
‘the rock’ at george washington park
on central campus at the university of michigan
painted by volunteers with the michigan refugee assistance program
“seeking asylum is a human right.”
george washington park, ann arbor, mi, usa
big rivalry game in ann arbor today
and the flags are fully flying
state flag, american flag, university of michigan flag
“i can’t tell people what flag to fly.”
one of my favorite places to hike can be found right in the center of ann arbor, a place where i always return, the nichols arboretum. it’s a lovely, quiet, sweeping park where there is natural beauty to be found in any season. one of the most stunning displays is the blooming of the peony garden. unlike any i have ever seen.
the nichols arboretum peony garden is the largest public collection of historic (pre-1950) herbaceous peony cultivars in north america. the university and botanical gardens are currently in the process of rebuilding this historic garden to be an internationally significant, scientifically-documented and culturally interpreted living reference collection.
the garden, open since 1927, boasts more than 270 historic varieties of peony, cultivated in the 19th and early 20th centuries. nearly 800 plants are arranged in 27 beds at the arboretum’s peony garden, drawing flower lovers from across the region when they bloom each spring.
- note – early morning and evening are when the peony fragrances are best.
“flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
a project of
cold, morning rain does little but make one anxious to reach their destination, even if that is work or school. this innovative student solved the problem of hands free walking on one such campus morning in 1969. “U-M engineering student gary keck of detroit is too unconventional to raise an umbrella. he wards off the morning rain with a stylish sombrero. ole!”
“optimists are neither in denial nor naïve about challenges and difficulties in life.
they simply attend to and acknowledge the positive.”
– eric kim
credits: oldnews.aadl.org, ann arbor townies