Wednesday Merkin and I went to the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville. It was a great day to go there, because the sky was very blue! First we walked through the gardens, but not all (we finished that later). We heard some noisy birds in the Botanic Hall. The Herb Garden had ruins of columns from the original state capitol building. Then we went to the art museum. I liked the building and wished it was my house. At one time it was the home of a rich guy from Kentucky. My favorite exhibit was on Faberge. I liked the eggs a lot. He used real gold! After the museum we went on the sculpture trail. My favorites were “Glass Bridge,” “Turtle, Two Hares, Frog and Hawk,” “High-Back Windharp Chairs” and “Crawling Lady Hare” (see picture for this one). Then we went to the Japanese Garden. There were tons of bumble bees. We then went back to where the columns were and saw a plant named Bear’s Breeches. My legs were hurting by the end of the day.