This is always the time of year, at least for me, where I look back at the past 365 days, reflecting on all that has happened. It’s a time to remember those who are no longer with us, and of course, decide upon my New Year’s Resolutions, most of which last about a week, especially when it comes to eating better and exercising more! This year was especially nice as I had my mom visiting for the week of Christmas. Pete and I went up to Louisville on Monday morning to pick her up. We really didn’t have too much of a plan for things to do except visiting with friends one day and looking forward to my brother and sister-in-law coming down from Cleveland on Friday. It was very nice to have family in town.
Friday, we all headed to a shop in German Village that carries some products from France that my brother likes; this shop in the only one in the United States that carries that particular line. We then hit the Franklin Conservatory and Jeni’s Ice Cream. On the trip back to Clintonville, we started talking about the Arboretum and all the trees we had planted as we drove up Crestview Road. It really hadn’t hit me how many trees we had planted on just that one street until I started pointing out each tree we had put in the ground. So many trees! And the ones we had planted a few years ago had become so big. Michael and MaryJo were impressed.
Another thing we saw while downtown were the covered bike racks that had living roofs. They were planted with various plants to help mitigate storm water. Sorry I couldn’t snap a photo, but I was driving at the time. I did get a photo of the COGO bike share in the Short North by Jeni’s Ice Cream. You can rent them for a day or a year. What a great way to get around town that’s both good for the rider and the environment.
Until next time!