Saturday, August 29, 2020

Nature Walk

Between rainstorms, we took a walk at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Friday afternoon.
The wind was blowing the clouds and the flowers were swaying.


The gardens behind the gate are off limits this year, as are the greenhouses, shop, and restrooms.
Because of the pandemic, only distanced outdoor walks are allowed.
Fortunately, we enjoyed our walk before the rain started again.
Back home, I made a plum cake for dinner. Another sign of summer's end.
Blog post and all photos © 2020 mae sander for mae food dot blog spot dot com.

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Nice natures sightings and views! The garden gate is beautiful. The plum cake looks yummy. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend! PS, thanks so much for leaving me a comment.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A beautiful posting from the garden. The plum cake is delicious!!!
Have a good weekend, Elke

Phil Slade said...

I like natures walks and I like plum cakes and fruit in general so a piece of your cake would go down a treat Mae. What a shame you're so far away. Enjoy your weekend, but do put a blob of ice cream or yogurt with your cake.

Angie's Recipes said...

A plum cake for dinner after a great walk in the nature is exactly what I want!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's nice that you were able to get out for a walk. The heat is what's keeping us inside right now. We hiked yesterday but it was so humid, the lens on the camera fogged up. Love that cake you baked! Any left? heehee

My name is Erika. said...

Nice views from your walk Mae. And the plum cake looks delicious. I got some plums while shopping this past week. I'm not sure whether to make a cake or pie. Happy weekend!

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. The gate is beautiful.

bill burke said...

Nice series of photos and the gate is a beauty. The plum cake looks delicious.

Martha said...

Beautiful nature and your plum cake looks delicious!

Stevenson Q said...

Dearest Mae, I very much needed that walk and being close to nature! Thank yous o much for taking us with you :)

Yvonne said...

Looks like you had a lovely walk, and what a nice way to end it with plum cake!

Iris Flavia said...

Nice walk.
In my family´s garden we had a plum tree. And just across two roads a food factory. When they made plum-jam and you didn´t know and had your fresh laundry on the line... go and repeat! Ewww that smell!

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

That gate is very pretty. Your plum cake looks delicious.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Even the flowers look forlorn. That gate is so pretty, and perfect for a flower garden. So flag you could do some of the walks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...


Enjoyed your nature walk and your plum cake. I think my favorite photo was the one with the bridge and the water swirling. It shows how nature can get violent in a moment's notice. The rest of your walk was very serene.

Divers and Sundry said...

I enjoyed the sights you shared from your nature walk. That's an inviting gate... too bad it's not actually inviting right now ;)

Girl Who Reads said...

I've wanted to make a plum pudding but a plum cake sounds good too. it probably too late to try either this season.

Jeanie said...

You saw some lovely sites -- and that cake looks delicious! Love the gate!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you for taking us on that nature walk. I need to get out in nature more. That bridge is lovely. Being outside reminds me that life goes on.