Spring has been slow in arriving at home this year. Lots of up and down temperatures and rain, rain and more rain. Every chance I’ve had over the past few weeks I’ve been out raking last fall’s debris, pruning plants, shrubs, trees and tilling the soil.
My big surprise on this garden adventure was The John & Mable Ringling Estate and Museum of Art. While I’ve been to Sarasota a few times over the years, I had never felt compelled to check this spot out. However, having just seen the movie “Water for Elephants”, and recollections of my parents taking me to see the Barnum and Bailey Circus when I was a boy, I thought, why not? It turned out to be a highlight – a full day of intriguing variety and insightful adventure. Well worth the investment.