Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Garden

Tuesday we made our way up to Encinitas to check out the San Diego Botanic Garden on free Tuesday. Brooklyn's favorite part of the trip: holding the green bird. Twice.
I was so focused on finding my way to the next area, that I almost missed this lively statue. After Brooklyn pointed it out, we had to stop for a picture with the lovely Senorita in the Mexican garden.
I loved these pink flowers on the Strawberry Snowbell Tree.
The placard at its base read, "This landscape flower tree has showy pink flowers in the spring." Well stated!
I liked the pink flowers on this bush too, but didn't catch the name of them. It was a popular day at the garden. Can you see a few of the other millions of stroller moms in the background?
In the children's garden, the kids found all sorts of goodies.

I liked this gate. Future wood project, Dad?
These kids are dangerously independent.
The couple of times we got separated, I had a frantic few minutes searching for each one in turn.
Aunt Helen and Brookie experienced the sun dial.
The kids enjoyed just hangin' out in the tree house.
I had to point out to Brooklyn the appropriately placed Cabbage Patch Doll. This one looked like an original I used to have. I found it funny to see the "in context" like never before.


evelyn said...

That pink flowered bush looks like some type of azaela to me. Your children get to do such neat things!

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