It's been a busy week, so in lieu of history --- here's a bouquet from the museum gardens.
This isn't Pella, but out in northwest Chariton it is tulip time.
And narcissus time, too. Many varieties.
Nearly every flowering thing you see is a result of the planning and hard work of Kay Brown.
The grounds always are open, so feel free to stop and walk around.
Down at the foot of the big hill, the heirloom garden is tilled and ready for planting. Jim Secor's in charge of that (although I have a packet of seed tucked away that I intend to slip in when he isn't looking).
The annual membership meeting's Monday evening at Pin Oak Marsh, starting at 6:30 p.m. with program, "A Walk Around the Square, 1850-1910," at 7 p.m. That's open to everyone.