Monday, May 28, 2007

A relaxing trip to the Arboretum

We spent a calming day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum today. The weather was very pleasant at about 25 degrees with alternating phases of lovely sunshine and an invigorating breeze. With the spring in full bloom, it was so very soothing to see greenery all around. We proceeded on the three mile drive inside the car itself and stopped at various stops which appealed to us.

We stopped to see the weeping trees (named because of the way they stooped down as if weeping) and the geese next to them, whom Vansh enjoyed imitating when they moved their slender necks up and down while walking.

Next we stopped to see the rose garden, most of which still had little buds awaiting blossoming. The high point opposite the rose garden offered lovely views of the vast green landscape ahead.

Our next stop was at the hedges which looked stunning with the beautiful hues of orange, pink, purple flowers of Lilacs, Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Finally before leaving, we spent some time by a fountain where Vansh enjoyed the most getting his hands and intending to get his whole self wet.

1 comment:

wild rose said...

how did minnesota suddenly become so beautiful!
this tells me that we shud visit the arboretum too!
and time it to see blooming rose garden. :)