I went to UofM's botanical gardens a couple weeks ago with my friend Megan, so here are some photos of that! I got a lot of curious stares from the information desk ladies, and a couple little girls stealthily took photos of me on their mom's iPhone. It was adorable.
I went to the gardens once before, during last summer. I appreciated it a lot more this time around because Michigan's winters are hell, and the gardens are pretty warm and toasty inside. Heres a photo from the previous journey! (less clothes ;D)
In other news, I'm taking care of my aunt's cat, Pipy, for a few months. My aunt frequently travels all over the world and has a condo in Singapore, where Pipy is from. She loves telling the story of how Pipy came to her, and so do I!
Essentially one day she heard mewing or scratching coming from a drain pipe outside her condo. It became her first priority to save this creature from it's near death, however she didn't know how. The animal was lodged way up in the pipe, and couldn't be reached by hand. My aunt created quite a scene, people stopped to ask what was going on. A crowd gathered, but no one knew how to get the animal out. Someone spoke up and suggested flushing the animal down the pipe by shooting water down the top of it. My aunt was horrified by this, what if the animal drowned?
No one had any better ideas, and the man who suggested it seemed confident that it would work. Sure enough after the water was flushed down the pipe, a kitty rolled out! That's how she got her name :)
Pipy flew back to Michigan with her about a year ago, and every once in a while I get to take care of her while my aunt is traveling! She's an adorable kitty, and I don't ever want her to leave :)