Going to the arboreatum is a real treat; you get to see endless varieties of flowers, ornamental and forest trees, and a few critters if you're really lucky.
Therefore, going twice in one week is a double treat! Especially when you get two kinds of light; overcast and calm . . .
. . . and bright, warm sunshine.
I rather like Japanese Maples . . .
These are just about the coolest flowers ever; kind of a cross between a dandelion and a pompom on a stick!
These are . . . can you guess?
I have to admit, with those crazy loopy stems I was pretty mystified too, and furthermore surprised to find out that they are just plain 'ole onion plants- that've gone to seed!
It's funny,when you think about it, how I've eaten the bottom part of an onion plant for years . . . and never once wondered what the rest of the plant looked like! 0.o
And this, this is the Leopard Spotted Starfish plant.
Welllllll . . . maybe not really, but that would be a splendid name, don't you think?
I'd sure plant one with that kind of name! =)
Ahhh . . . June, that lovely time of year when the cotton trees send out their fluffy seeds. From a distance it almost looks like snow!
This guy was either waiting for a minnow to hop out o' the water and into his mouth, or else just practicing procrastination. When we walked by the first time he was just a sittin', and, some 20 minutes later when we circled back around- he was a sittin' still.
This water snake was a sittin' too . . .
Then the frogs caught on and sat a sittin' too. ;)
Ever seen a school of [rather large] goldfish play follow the leader?
Watchin' these guys swim is a real treat.
Pretty purple Poppies
I thoroughly enjoyed myself. =)