The day before yesterday after I lost my camera in the Los Angeles airport my heart did indeed feel a little broken. Of course it wasn’t over the camera, which can always be replaced, but over the pictures I’d taken during the past few weeks, which can’t.*
My my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren had been visiting Columbus the week before last and when they returned to Los Angeles on August 19 I followed them and stayed in LA for another week. So in losing my camera I lost all the pictures I'd snapped along the way during that time.
Or so I thought.
After I crawled up out of the dumps I remembered that I'd taken a few pictures on my phone and that there were a few more on the tail end of a memory card that I replaced in my camera with a new memory card a few days after my kids arrived.
So from over the past few weeks I do in fact have a few pics of:
1. A Visit to the Franklin Park Conservatory.
On Thursday, August 15, Tom and I took the girls to visit one of the gems of Columbus, the Franklin Park Conservatory, a vast house of glass,
Here are my grand daughters standing very still in hopes that one of the hundreds of butterflies flying around the butterfly forest might land on them.
Before the flu shot,
My grand daughter walking down the path from her first-grade classroom, which is perched high on a hill, at the end of the first day of school.
We celebrated the first day of school by going out to dinner at Islands, a Manhattan Beach restaurant,
...where somebody ordered an Impossible Burger.
On my way home from Los Angeles after I'd lost my camera I snapped a couple of shots during my layover at the Denver airport, which looked to me like a shopping mall,
1. Our Visit to Amish Country.
On Friday, August 16, Tom, myself, our daughter, son-in-law, grand daughters, our son and his girlfriend spent a night at the Berlin Resort in Amish Country. Here's a picture of the Berlin Resort I took a couple of years ago,
2. Shopping for School Supplies the Day Before School Began.
3. My Other Grand Daughter's First Day of School.
4. A Wonderful Bar Mitzvah - my first ever - that we attended on Saturday.
5. Palm Trees.
I took dozens of pictures of palm trees, intending to do a blog on the palms of Los Angeles, which are not in the least indigenous to this area but were schlepped over in the early 20th century from the Middle East and Mexico by land developers just to make the place look attractive to potential buyers.