A Photo a Week Challenge: Through Glass

I take a lot of pictures through glass when we visit museums and other fun places with my kids. Their glasses are kept so pristine that sometimes it feels like an invisible barrier.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

This frog is not a rock statue…as I first thought. He was still as a rock though with his eyes closed.

An ant carrying a leaf double/ triple its size at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Baby hippo and mommy at the San Diego Zoo.

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Swimming penguin at the San Diego Zoo’s “Africa Rocks” exhibit

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Ellis screaming “whaaaaa” while brother lifts her up for this photo opp at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Flower of the day: Asian bellflower root flower. October 13, 2018

My parents love growing these flowers at their farm. It’s a bitter tasting root, kind of chewy, mainly used as a side dish marinated in hot pepper flakes, splash of apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, onion, and anchovy sauce. When I was pregnant with Elliot, this side dish quelled my never-ending nausea.

I haven’t seen the roots personally – only these flowers. I was told that if too many flowers bloom, then there’s less root growth.

Ahhhhh, learning about plants is a fascinating enigma! If I were to start my studies all over again, I’d study botany.