Now I know how I’ll spend my waning days if I'm still in Kansas City when I'm an old man.
I visited the Overland Park Arboretum for the first time Sunday. The giant garden at 179th and Antioch features acres of beautiful plants and water displays. It’s tranquil but not too fussy; a normal amount of weeds has infiltrated the greenery and crawdad shells were rotting on a creek bed.
As a bird nerd, I was thrilled to spot a number of fresh feathers for the first time this year, including the stunning Eastern Bluebirds that refuse to visit my backyard. I just wish that whatever keeps the rabbits at bay would be applied to mosquitos. The blood-suckers drained so much fluid that I became lightheaded.
I’ll come prepared when I’m an old man.