The second part of our day we spent visiting the Joslyn Castle in Omaha, NE. We were unable to go inside as the doors were locked yet we saw through the window people eating. We walked a little further around the side of the castle and understood why. There on the lawn, we saw a newly married couple having their wedding photos taken. We slipped away quietly but not before I capture this memory. It was so hot outside that we headed midtown to Blackstone for homemade ice cream at the Coneflower Creamery. The ice cream was amazing! Since it's all homemade the flavors are really heighten and burst in your mouth. We can't wait to go back, the next time we are in town. They make the most unusual flavors and we want to try them all! Color palette inspiration for this piece is from the Coneflower Creamery, my love of coneflowers and the love this newly married couple shared.
I've been keeping a sketchbook of the places we visit in our travels to remember them. Some places stand out more than others. We recently visited one of the most beautiful cathedrals we've ever seen, ranked as one of the 10th largest cathedrals in the US. Begun in 1905, it was consecrated in 1959. The cathedral's Spanish Renaissance Revival architectural style was designed by architect Thomas Rogers Kimball. Mary, the Ten Commandments, and a glimpse of its massive cornice structures along the top of the church, are pictured here. Also pictured are tiny silver bells, that were scattered across the entrance steps, possibly from a small child's bracelet that had broken upon leaving the church.