Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dawes Arboretum

Today we enjoyed a lovely Spring day at Dawes Arboretum: 1,800 acres, beautiful scenery, elegant landscapes, walking and hiking trails, 15,000 living plants, and many species of wildlife.

Clockwise from top:

  1. we do not use the timer setting on our camera often enough!
  2. Dawes Lake
  3. The Japanese Garden and pond
  4. The Cypress Swamp
  5. trees that looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book
  6. J scouting salamanders (the salamanders had just migrated days ago to the swamp to begin their breeding season and were extremely well camouflaged, much to J's disappointment)
  7. goldfish in the pond at the Japanese Garden
  8. Conifer Glen, where we felt as if we were strolling through the setting of a Jane Austen novel
  9. my silly boys imprisoned at the Japanese Garden!

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Cheryl said...

We so love Dawes Arboretum" has always been a favorite of ours. We try to go every Fall and Spring if we can. And the Japanese Garden is my favorite part. I can't wait to take Eleanor there when we get back.

You are also reminding me that I need to use the timer on our camera more often as well! We seriously only have 3 pictures of us as a family since coming here 7 months ago :(

Glad you had so much fun! xx

Amanda said...

I also love Dawes...we went there a few times growing up and David and I took my nephew several years ago. What a great day for a day of exploring. You are reminding me we need to go back!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Wonderful pictures!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I love hearing from other Mama Writers! (Or should that be Writer Mama's? ;)