Friday, June 6, 2014

Visiting Arboretum Botanical Gardens




Summer!  Sun shining days and warm breezes bringing lots of birds to my deck in Prescott.  I love summer and remembering the short trips we take.  I have to share this one.

Indigo Bunting
Matt the new birder!
 When we were in Missouri recently my nephew, Matt, took us to the Arboretum Botanical Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas.  I had been there once before but this time we walked all the trails and introduced Matt to the world of birding.  I’m hoping he really gets interested in it because he can really spot the birds! 


This is a lovely garden with lots of flowers and different ecosystems.  Monet’s Garden has flowers and plants like the ones Monet painted and there is even a little bridge. Remember the ‘water lilies’?


An international sculpture garden shows off some interesting metal sculptures that were donated by Chinese artists and are tucked among the trees.



The bird trail leads to a little house with seats and a place for bird food.  Surrounding the building are bird feeders.  We sat inside the house and watched the woodpeckers eat.  It is great for watching and photography.

 

And there is a very interesting medicine wheel with great descriptions.  I wish I had more time to experience it. 


Along the path were figures carved into tree trunks and structures offering drinks and a place for trash. 



 Pretty cool!  It’s a great place to visit.  Thank you Matt!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Visiting Arboretum Botanical Gardens




Summer!  Sun shining days and warm breezes bringing lots of birds to my deck in Prescott.  I love summer and remembering the short trips we take.  I have to share this one.

Indigo Bunting
Matt the new birder!
 When we were in Missouri recently my nephew, Matt, took us to the Arboretum Botanical Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas.  I had been there once before but this time we walked all the trails and introduced Matt to the world of birding.  I’m hoping he really gets interested in it because he can really spot the birds! 


This is a lovely garden with lots of flowers and different ecosystems.  Monet’s Garden has flowers and plants like the ones Monet painted and there is even a little bridge. Remember the ‘water lilies’?


An international sculpture garden shows off some interesting metal sculptures that were donated by Chinese artists and are tucked among the trees.



The bird trail leads to a little house with seats and a place for bird food.  Surrounding the building are bird feeders.  We sat inside the house and watched the woodpeckers eat.  It is great for watching and photography.

 

And there is a very interesting medicine wheel with great descriptions.  I wish I had more time to experience it. 


Along the path were figures carved into tree trunks and structures offering drinks and a place for trash. 



 Pretty cool!  It’s a great place to visit.  Thank you Matt!