May 12, 2013 - Botanical Garden
It is a gorgeous late spring day.
We spot a bunny in the front yard as we leave home
for a trip to the Botanical Garden to see the new exhibit.
I call it a horse, but am quickly corrected by Ella, who points out that it is a unicorn.
(I had no idea that she knew what a unicorn is.)
Bad shadow, but I like her closer to the camera.
Carey, Jill, and Els pose by the unicorn, which was our favorite for just a minute until we saw
Mother Earth, overlooking the Cascade Garden. We spot her from the canopy walk.
That means we have a long way to go to see her up close, but a few cool things like these stools to check out first.
There she is again.
I hope the Garden keeps her.
Up the hill, we spot an ogre!
Whoa. Ugly sucker.
Two of 'em!
They have completely different patterns. Amazing.
The crew stops for a short break (and a swing).
Back on the move are the last of the floral sculptures - two fish that spin and spit.
Ella loves the roses and wants a picture.
Jill and Carey join her.
Pictures don't take in all the flowers today.
I don't think I had ever seen the Garden so in bloom before.
Oh - the fish weren't the last sculptures. Check out the dancing berries!
Over to the Children's Garden, where Ella slides and plays.
Like a weed...
Checking out the honey bees.
We always have to look for frogs.
Great day at the Garden!