My adventures in Arkansas continued on Wednesday with a trip to the mall so that offspring could play on the playground, and then to the Botanical Gardens.
There were so many different types of gardens. They had these pretty little stone signs:
In the Children's Garden, there was this awesome train called Reading Railroad. Made my husband and I think of the game, Monopoly. But, the train was eye-catching both as a writer and a reader...can you guess why?
Those tall, purple flowers you see to the right were everywhere in the garden. I think they're Foxglove? Anyway, they were pretty.
There were areas where it looked really pretty with all the trees around. I don't know what expression I'm making--I guess I wasn't completely ready for when Husband snapped the photo. LOL:
In the Japanese Garden we did see Waterlilies or maybe they were Lotus Blossoms. I didn't see a sign, but they were pretty anyway:
Even "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" found his home in the gardens:
There were these charming statues sprinkled everywhere throughout the gardens...I don't know why they caught my attention...but I thought some of them were adorable:
There was also all kinds of structures that I found interesting/fascinating, and ended up taking pictures of those, too:
I thought this pavement was so much fun:
The flowers were extremely lovely (from some kind of Dogwood tree, to lily-pads, and everything in between):
This rose is called "Rosa 'Julia Child' Julia Child Floribunda Rose" I think it would be so cool to have a pretty rose named after oneself, don't you?
Unfortunately you can't really see the sign. It was hard to get pictures of the names...sometimes it worked, sometimes it came out blurry/unreadable.
I loved the way these trees were growing right next to each other. Makes me think of an Enchanted Wood, or something like that.
So that's a taste of what we experienced at the gardens. It was very bright, sunshiney day. We even wore sunscreen and sunglasses (well at least, I wore sunglasses. I think husband and offspring left theirs in the car or at in-laws' house).
What's your favorite type of flower? Or do you have a favorite tree?
Have A Tantalizingly Thrilling Tuesday!