Arboretum Visit

Elly, her mom, Lily, and I went to the Arboretum to see the spring flowers

Sunday, 11 May 2014

1: Wooden beams frame the arbor outside the Arboretum visitor centre

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2: We started off with a walk down Azalea Way

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3: Not surprisingly, we quickly saw some beautiful azaleas

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4: Elly, her mom, and Lily pose under a Quercus robur

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5: The rugged bark of a Liquidambar styraciflua standing in the Woodland Garden

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6: A bench sits beside the bustling Azalea Way

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7: We took a detour in search of the rhododendrons

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8: A majestic spruce tree lines Arboretum Drive

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9: Trees silhouetted against the sky

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10: A gnarled bole reaches for the sun

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11: A budding magnolia

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12: A Japanese maple stands in the Winter Garden

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13: I really like this shot, but I can't get it to work right. I blame the intense Seattle afternoon sunlight.

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14: A pair of daisies bask in the glow of the afternoon sun, next to Arboretum Drive

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15: We went to a local restaurant for dinner

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16: Lily was alert and looking around

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17: Gigi and Lily

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