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Walking with my daughter, through the Botanical Gardens.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We are fortunate enough to have a beautiful Botanical Gardens, right down the road from us.
10 minutes from my house, tops and 10 from my daughter Ashley's house.
The last Friday in June, we set the day aside to have a workout, mother/ daughter time and a chance to visit this beautiful place.
Here it is! Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
This is the entrance into the gardens, from the front building.
It was a really hot day, but this fountain had a cooling effect.

Here we are walking towards the conservatory. This building has a few things that never change, but many other thing are there to surprise.
They had a butterfly exibit, inside, one area. I did not take my camera in, but outside they give you a big hint.
They were flying all around us and were so beautiful. I think I liked the ones with blue, on the wings, the best!
Now this next section had orchids and all sorts of tropical plants. Right up m alley, as I do Interior landscaping with tropicals! I got carried away with the photos, but will try to refrain from posting them all.

On to the conifer garden, where we enjoyed the cool of the shade and the breeze from the lake.
I love conifers. Must be my German heritage.
There were plenty of hydrangeas blooming, as well.
We went on and on, but I did stop taking as many photos.
My daughter did not want hers taken, this day, but here is one from a walk, in another park.
We went through the Japanese gardens and fed the fish, past towering Ginkos and along streams.
They have a bog area, where pitcher plants wait for the insects to go down their throats.
The rose garden was broiling hot, so we headed to another shady area, were the ferns and Hosta were carpeted with little mosses, between.
A lovely day, with much to see, calories burned, things caught up on and memories made.
Looking forward to the next time, we come!

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    It was such a nice day Mom! It was so beautiful and I really enjoyed my time with you there (despite the heat). I can't wait til we go again! I love you! emoticon emoticon
    1771 days ago
    WOW! What great photos and such a beautiful place. How lucky it's so close.
    Nine pounds! You are on a roll!!!! GO, Girl!!!

    1774 days ago
    How lucky you are to be able to share such a wonderful day with your daughter!
    1776 days ago
    It is always a special day when we get to spend time with our daughters. I am feeling full of joy for you two and the time you spent together emoticon

    We have a similar park called Fredric Meyer's Gardens about 40 miles from my home and my daughter's home in the opposite direction. We are trying to set up a time to meet there this summer for lunch and so my grandson can play in the Children's Park area.
    1777 days ago
    So beautiful! What a great memory with your daughter!
    1778 days ago
    Beautiful! Ty for sharing. It was nearly as good as being there... well, almost! I'm so glad you had time with your daughter. That's so important!

    1778 days ago
    Beautiful, just beautiful

    Thanks for sharing. Truly a wonderful day for the two of you.

    HUgs Mary
    1779 days ago
    In my next life I must have a conservatory! And a fountain! Ahhhh!
    1779 days ago
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    1779 days ago
    Lovely gardens!! Thanks for the photos! I always wonder at buildings in botanical gardens that seem much alike in various places in England and the US...very Victorian (an era of gardens).
    1779 days ago
    oh Chris how beautiful, I think I would go every week. Don't have anything like that near me. In St. Petersburg, FL they have Sunken Gardens, but noghting like that. Thanks so much for sharing with us. A great picture of your daughter and you.

    1779 days ago
    What a fun day together and the flowers are so beautiful thanks for sharing .
    How fun get a work out in and tour a garden. have a great week end need to get my self moving to get my challenge minutes in for the with that garden to walk they must go supper fast emoticon
    1779 days ago
    Wow how nice, we have the a botanical gardens about 5 minutes from us with a little man-made lake, and a place to walk, ride your bike. It is NOT nearly as beautiful as your place..but it looks like it could be the same place, just 10 times better.

    Your daughter is looking great!
    1779 days ago
    Beautiful! Thanks for the tour. Sharon
    1779 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Lovely photos Chris, I loved them all. And I'm of German heritage also, my Dad was German! Small world, eh?

    Great photos of you and of Ashley, I'm glad you had a nice mother/daughter time. Can't beat that!
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    1779 days ago
    nice pics looks like a beautiful place to be!
    1779 days ago
    Aww - what a nice day - what a beautiful place - really great that you and your daughter had a day together. Your daughter is so cute.

    I love the different orchids and tropical plants - very nice.

    1779 days ago
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