Doodads — family time and labyrinth walk plus a few shots from last week at the garden center

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Today was such a relaxing day.  The days-long showers have taken the humidity out of the air.  The sun was shining and the temp was an even 70F as I headed to Grand Rapids to see my oldest son.  His girlfriend was out of state visiting a sister so it was just me and him for lunch at a taco fast foodish place that was even selling margaritas to go.   First time ever seeing that.  Anyway, we had good healthy food — I drank only water — and good conversation.  Then he had to get to the airport to pick up his girlfriend so I dropped him back at his place.  Afterwards, I headed to one of the labyrinths in Grand Rapids that I found through the labyrinth locator last year.  Such a peaceful place, even with the sounds of highway traffic in the distance.  I got some good pics and even made a short video.  (click on photo caption links to enlarge them in a new window)

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There’s a trellis at the entrance and on the trellis a gorgeous clematis vine.

Also at the entrance and on both sides of the trellis is lush sedum groundcover in bloom.

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The spots of red in there are rose petals that have fallen into the sedum. You can’t see it, but a menagerie of insects are crawling over and between them.
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This is a lovely  cement? stone? birdbath with a nice Bible verse on the sign. This is a church grounds labyrinth so no surprise Bible verses are here and there.
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left side while standing at the entrance
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right side
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center section

The windchimes at the entrance played music in this video. 

Since I only took a couple of picture at the gigantic Countryside Greenhouse in Allendale last week I didn’t post them, so they are tagging on to this.  I’ve never seen these passion flowers blooming outside but they were doing great in the greenhouse.  I also noticed pods hanging from the vines and took a pic of one.

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This is what I saw before the blossoms. I thought it was an olive.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    You’d a great outing. Visit with your son, saw a lot of beautiful and green beauties growing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I was kind of surprised the church wasn’t having a Sunday evening service.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes, perhaps due to covid restrictions?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          May be. In MI pretty much everything is open again, but maybe some still choose to stay closed?

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Margaritas to go…the only place I’ve heard of that is the Florida beaches… I like the two Stones side by side….and the birdbath or whatever it is. Looks so peaceful there.
    Glad you had such a good day Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Max. It’s a pretty place.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I just did the locator…quite a few around me.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          It’s amazing that there are so many of them all over the place. You should check one out and walk it!

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I sure will and tell you when I do.

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  3. Glad to know that you got to spend some time with your son. Those are some amazing photos. It looks like a very peaceful place indeed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Shweta.

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  4. Mark S says:

    That labyrinth looks pretty amazing and it looks like you had a great day.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is well cared-for. Some of the plants look like mini “tree from hell” (tree of heaven) which I’m not real crazy about… Yes, I did have a great day, thanks, Mark.

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  5. gregfromct says:

    What a BEAUTIFULLY put-together labyrinth! Nice place to linger on a warm, sunny summer afternoon!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was! It’s 10 degrees warmer in GR but it was later in the day so just right.

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Wonderful you and your son could get together for a day out.
    Love the flowers and the sound of the wind chime! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I loved the music they made for the video 🙂 Yes, happy to see him 🙂 The place we went for lunch had a nice VW van in there. I should have taken a pic of it.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Looks like a satisfying day from start to finish. (K)

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  8. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Yeah, really nice pics. I’m always amazed at how weird passion flowers can look. They almost look like some kind of animal. Your video with the wind chimes is nice. I could literally listen to that all day…..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Stacey. It may be my imagination but both times I went to that labyrinth, the wind chimes were silent until I walked through the entrance trellis and past them. Agreed on the passion flowers!

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  9. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Hmm…..
    interesting……

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