Itâ€™s been a fun and full week already. I visited the Chocolate Exhibit at the Field Museum and learned a lot more about Chocolateâ€™s history. The Mayans used huge vessels to drink their bitter frothy cocoa from, ranging from 8 to 10 inches tall with a 6 to 8 inch diameter. And here I thought American mugs were getting larger! Photography wasnâ€™t allowed inside but there were some fun props by the exit, and witty items in the museum shop. I treated myself to a frothy sweet cocoa for lunch.
Afterwards I visited the Hall of Plants, which used to take up the whole Eastern side of the second floor, but it has now made way for other exhibits. I took a tour this time, and learned about the origins of these beautiful plant models that were handcrafted in the 1920s. The Field has an amazing amount of research and history that takes a lot of time to process. Their Nature Walk is impressive too. I canâ€™t wait to learn more about their butterfly collection, which has an online home.
Yesterday was an overcast rainy day and the wind created some beautiful leaf collages. The colors definitely brightened my day.
My brain hasnâ€™t been this full in a long time, and I havenâ€™t even written about last Fridayâ€™s gallery visit yet! Itâ€™s wonderful to be in the midst of all this momentum though. May your mid-week be pleasant and filled with small joys and new discoveries.