Spring Break found us touring The National Zoo with our neighbor and friend Jim, affectionately known as the elephant man. Jim has been retired for....well...as long as we have known him. His passion had always been elephants. He started volunteering at the Zoo many years ago and is now one of the smartest elephant gurus in the area. We are lucky in that he allows us special entry into the elephant house to greet the elephants and watch them bathe. They are fascinating creatures.
Of course....no good deed goes unpunished. Jim always has one of the nicest gardens on the block. Perhaps this is his secret ingredient.