Thursday, June 12, 2014

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

The other day we made a field trip out to a lovely spot in Belmont, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. It's a bit of a drive, but so pretty there, and having grandparents along, we went to spend the day. Sadly the front desk lady was not too happy about the number of children, and they do not give out maps to visitors (which I really do not understand). Had there been maps, or signs, or guides, we might have learned more, but I still enjoyed going again, and got some lovely pictures of some truly unique flowers and plants. (If you choose to use these pictures, please credit me). 
(These photos are not part of the photography challenge)
Stephen making a cup out of aluminum foil. Maybe random, but I think it was cute :)

Snap Dragons. These were amazing! You pinch them and they "snap" open :D

the lovely dome roof of the main center

They had such a pretty area inside for visitors to enjoy a packed lunch. Very grateful for this feature, as by lunch time the temperature was not inviting.

For some reason, I don't like the way our camera takes "big" pictures...I think zoomed ones look better. Maybe I just need to get a different kind of lens.

THIS.  It's called a Smoketree. All one word. And it's soft and fluffy and kind of pink and it's so weird but fun at the same time :D

look how fine it is! A very delicate tree.

a painting on the wall that I liked.
and then this is juice that my Grandpa bought. It's very tasty! :)

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  1. I'm going to have to stop looking before I overwhelm you with comments.. BEAUTIFUL! I think I'll steal one of the flower pictures for my background on my profile! :D (I will credit you of course! and give a link to your blog!)

    You are talented!

    1. You make me grin Ruth!! Lol! Of course u can borrow my photos :-) I'm sure I'll borrow yours one day too! (And link to your blog of course)! ♥♥♥