I've been meaning to post some photos Art and I took last month at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Here's Art at the entrance.
This is an Autumn Crocus, also known as Colchicum 'Waterlily.'
This is the first time we saw a blue heron there.
I'm always drawn to waterlilies. I wonder if it's because I loved the paintings Monet did.
And yes, we did have to visit the Japanese Garden. I remember when it was dedicated a couple of decades ago. It was Dina of Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo who invited us to go along with her family to see it.
This is the zigzag bridge to the Japanese Gardens. It's supposed to keep out evil spirits.
I always feel like I have to watch my step or I'll fall off.
And like the heron taking off, I'll say good night for now.
This is for Dina of Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo who remembered that our children were very small when the Japanese garden was dedicated. I have only one picture from that time.
This is Art and our son, Jon. The gardens are in the background. All the plants and trees were very small and it would be quite a few years before it bloomed into what it is now.