Mother Daughter Bonding Kansas City Style

Kansas City is at its most beautiful in the Spring.  Mom is at her best when Meg visits.  Meg’s visit this week combines the best of my worlds: Spring and Meg!

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Meg showing off her shopping prowess.

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Meg enjoying a latte at Eddie’s Coffee House on State Line.

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Meg and Ann with Casey on the bridge over I-670 in downtown Kansas City.

Well, Hello Spring

Flowers and Lemons combine

I’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately, mostly because the weather is so beautiful. The lemon tree is now trimmed, and the flowering trees are in full bloom. I’ve even planted rainbow chard and chives. Grandmom would be proud.

These are a few shots I took of the white flowering tree (no idea what it’s called, so any input would be great!) and the lemon tree, which are right next to each other. They can also both be seen from our room upstairs, which makes for a beautiful site when I wake up in the morning. Add the Sonoma Mountain backdrop, and we’re California living!

Flowering Tree Lemon Tree

Springtime in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza

It is a beautiful week in Kansas City. The tulips are in full bloom.

Pansies are everywhere, even in a “wishing well”.

The trees are starting to bud.

The Plaza is all decked out for Easter, with an oversized rabbit, turtle and other brightly colored animals for children to climb on and be photographed with.

Most exciting, the first of the Plaza’s fountains have been turned on.  It is our own little bit of heaven.  Pomona, an original sculpture by Donatello Gabrielli, is the Roman Goddess of the Earth.  She stares out on the Plaza as though aware of our comings and goings.

The Plaza is at it’s very best.  Ready for tourists and locals alike.

Have a great day!