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15 February 2010

an arboretum kind of day

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As promised, I am here to share photos from last week's visit to the Fullerton Arboretum. It was such a nice day and Rick really wanted us to (one) get out of the house and (two) inspire Natalie to use her camera she got for her birthday. She was too excited exploring and playing tour guide that I used the camera to record the day.

The arboretum has distinct sections. In these photos you will scenes from the following areas: cultivated, mojave, woodlands, mediterranean, desert and perennial.

A few disclaimers: the camera is a very basic and cheap camera so some of the photos don't do the day justice. You will be (obviously) seeing lots of pictures with Nattie in them :) and the last...I apologize for the size of the photos. I am using photobucket and it takes way too long to resize them all. Because of the format I have here, some of the photos will be cut off. Just click on them to see the photo in its entirety.Thanks!!

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we were marveling at all these little root hills.

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the Heritage House from across the pond.

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I can't wait for the day when I can be able to identify all sorts of plants and herbs. I don't know what this is but I think it's beautiful.

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this picture is not entirely in focus, but it kind of had a little alice in wonderland feel to it. at least to me :)

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hell0!

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and follow me please...

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I loved how this cactus plant completely towered over Nat.

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I would love to have a little yard that would look like this a bit someday.

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borage! the one herb/plant i was able to identify!

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looks like such an inviting entrance to another place...

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We had a little story book time for a little rest time. We read Sam and the Firefly, a favorite of ours.

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I would become absolutely delighted every time we came upon this little 'secret places' or as Natalie likes to call, 'huts'.

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Our exploring is not over yet!

3 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Absolutely outstanding pictures. So much visual information. Thanks for letting us tag along.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

WHat a gorgeous "slideshow" of this beautiful spot. Oh how I love barn owls ;) and those banyans are just dreamy! Thanks for sharing this!

andrea the pomegranates said...

thank you thank you to you both! i am happy you have enjoyed the visual journey as much as we did :)