Remember I told you that they didn’t have much going on in the Rose Garden? Well it was probably because they are in the midst of building a Rose Garden Pavillion in memory of the famous designer Charles Faudree.
Faudree was best known as an expert in French Country decor. He kept a studio in the Cherry Street district. He was also quite the philanthropist.
Among his higher-profile projects abroad, Faudree was involved in the ongoing restoration of the historic estate La Finca la Caprichosa in Spain.
In the early 1970s, Faudree was one of the founders of Oklahomans for Human Rights in Oklahoma City.
He worked with others to found a Tulsa chapter of OHR, the forerunner of Oklahomans for Equality in the late 1970s.
So I just spent a few minutes at the Rose Garden, then went across the street to where I take the bulk of my photos.
The sound of the waterfalls are so lulling. What a comforting sound that adds serenity to the ambiance of the park.
I love to watch the koi. They swim along the meandering pond that has probably 3-4 series of waterfalls in various locations.
I’m not sure what this tree is. Don’t you love the cotton-candy-like pink blossoms? Or whatever those are called.
So many diverse plantings here.
This morning when I got up to let Charlie out, Mr/Ms possum was sitting on the fence. We stared at one another, then it started slowly crawling along the fence back up into the tree.
Charlie goes crazy when I let him out there, sniffing all over the patio. So I suppose the possum has been hanging out there.
I wonder what it’s doing hanging out here? And where do they come from? I’m in the middle of the city. There are no forests around or anything. Just urban stuff.
Charlie really, really wants me to let him back outside. But then I have to force him to come back in. I don’t want him anywhere near the possum.
And here’s Ivy with the gray toy mouse I got her at Petsmart. She just loves that ugly thing.
I guess it is good practice for her in case we ever have a real mouse. Heaven help us.