We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.
In the 1800s, the emerging rail system brought hordes of visitors to Niagara Falls, making it a prime destination for travelers from all over the globe. This included Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother, Jerome. In 1804, he honeymooned at Niagara Falls with his American bride which, according to some, started Niagara Falls’ honeymoon tradition.
Building materials for Maid of the Mist: birch bark, reed, ruscus leaf, gourd, cedrela, oak leaf, pistachios, monkey cup pod, mahogany pod, grapevine
Penjing, posted earlier: