A generation likely are unaware that a major Nebraska amusement spot was in Omaha. During the Big Band era, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Guy Lombardo, played the Peony. So did one-time Omaha farmer Lawrence Welk.
Claude Monet was an avid gardener who once reflected that perhaps flowers were the reason he became a painter. Visiting the gardens he cultivated and painted is high on columnist Julie Jacobson's bucket list.
Spring is in full swing and summer is waiting in the wings.