It’s late and I’m tired.Â Today was a very busy day (it’s still Wednesday here for a few more minutes) and I’m tired.Â I was up early and off to a job interview.Â The interview, complete with skills tests, took a couple of hours.Â I was hired.Â Yay!Â (I won’t be teaching.Â More about that, later.)
After the job interview my darling took me out to lunch and I had a scrumptious Prime Rib sandwich at Eagle Cafe.Â The receptionist where I interviewed said the cafe had great food.Â I wouldn’t give it the “great” sanction, but it was tasty and filling — and our waitress was fun.
Then OC went to work and I went to Foster’s Botanical Gardens.Â Have I got pictures to share!Â Wait’ll you see the Sky Watch I’m going to put up tomorrow afternoon!Â Foster’s is an exotic flower paradise.
Halfway through my garden walk, the batteries died in my camera.Â No prob — I just reached for my camera case, opened the side pocket and — empty.Â No problem.Â Irritation, but not a problem — maybe.Â I went back to the front gate and asked the ticket lady (they take your money but don’t actually give you a ticket) if I could run to my car for batteries, and come right back in.Â She said yes.
I grabbed a new set of batteries — no, I don’t always keep new batteries in my car, but I’d tossed two in my purse that morning not knowing for certain what was or wasn’t in my camera bag — and retraced my steps to the center of the garden, where I spent a half-an-hour with the Cannon Ball tree (more on that later, too).
I took photos of many other lovely things which I will also share in due time.Â I don’t think I covered even a third of the garden so I will definitely be returning.Â Today was a special treat because for some reason they were light on visitors and I spent a goodly time in the garden alone!Â (Well, the guy from the information booth followed me around for awhile because he was bored, but mostly I was blessedly alone.)
After leaving the garden I grabbed a mocha frappachino at that really expensive coffee selling place, and headed for the university to pick OC up after work.Â I got there before he was ready to leave, and stepped outside.Â I set down on the edge of a huge cement planter and reviewed the day’s photos.Â When I came to the end of the review and switched the slide show off, the image above was showing in my view finder.Â It looked like a lovely picture, so I snapped the shutter.
Now for those I didn’t get to — most of you — I’ll see you tomorrow sometime between licensing the car, doing the laundry, and editing photos.