Sunday, April 15, 2012

picture perfect place nearby

We are fortunate to live nearby a relaxing green outdoor museum of trees, Morton Arboretum.  I am fortunate to have a wife that enjoys it enough to keep renewing our membership.  It has always had beautiful drives and trails that stretch around hills and ponds.  In recent years they have added a maze and children's interactive section.  I've posted about some of our visits.  Last summer we enjoy a series of evening outdoor concerts.

you can find:
 unusual "tree art"



Kids sliding and superman visiting


pink colors reflected on ponds


us posing on the trail


strange roots seeking water


Enjoy more pictures at Unknown Mami's SIMC feature.





Unknown Mami


16 comments:

Me and the Mexican said...

I loved your pictures!  The tree art is especially cool.  The pink reflecting from the tree was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Matherne said...

I like the pink water. 

Tara R. said...

The Arboretum is gorgeous. The art tree is fascinating.

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow - what a spectacular place.  I am in love with the painted tree, but the Japanese feel of the tree on the water just sings too.

lisleman said...

 Yes it looks painted from a distance but it is actually a crocheted tree.   Temporary art.  thanks

Keetha Broyles said...

Loving  the purple polka-dot tree trunk!

Hey - - - are those REDBUDS in the background????  We had those in Indiana and I never realized how much I liked them until we moved here and don't have any.

Of course, I STILL love it here - - - but have been missing the redbuds this spring.

MamaTim said...

Lucky you to have such beautiful well kept grounds just nearby, even Superman loves the place! That pink canopy tree.. stands out pretty.
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Lilly said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Your wife is so right to keep the membership up, its so worth it and really relaxing. Its a good reminder to me to go and visit our Botanic Gardens here. I love the art tree too and glad its crochet and not paint.

Jennifer Richardson said...

ahhhh,  loved the tour.
loved!
so curious about the painted tree....wonderful.
thanks for the share,
Jennifer

lisleman said...

It looks painted from a distance but it is actually a crocheted tree.   Temporary art.  thanks

lisleman said...

it looks painted from a distance but it is actually a crocheted tree.   Temporary art.  thanks

Wayne Smith said...

The tree and the roots at the end were excellent shots.

Nita said...

What a fantastic place to spend some time. 

Reena Walkling said...

The arboretum looks lovely ... love the pink reflections.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Beautiful.  I love arboretums.

unknownmami said...

I love the pink trees. 

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