Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day One - A Morning At The Park

Cox Arboretum - Edible Garden 2013

Dear son has been feeling under the weather recently.  Sometimes I think the best medicine is a little fresh air and sunshine.  With that thought in mind, we headed to Cox Arboretum, which isn't too far from our apartment.

Cox Arboretum is a beautiful park with 189 acres of walking trails surrounded by nature.

Our first stop was to feed the fish and turtles.  They have three of the biggest koi I've ever seen.

Orange Koi at Cox Arboretum

As our journey continued, we made our way to the butterfly house.  They had a large variety of domestic butterflies to admire.

Butterfly House - Cox Arboretum

There is so much to see, you could go several days in a row and not get bored of the pretty scenery.

46 Foot Tree Tower - Cox Arboretum

They also have an edible garden that is surrounded by a 9 foot deer fence.  Dear son, armed with his butterfly pamphlet, had fun trying to identify the different butterflies flitting around.

Dear Son at the Espaliered Pear Trees - Cox Arboretum 

So many pretty flowers to admire and pretty views to partake.

Large White Flower - Cox Arboretum

View Across the Pond - Cox Arboretum

It will be fun to go at different times of the year and see what flowers are in bloom and watch the trees change color in the autumn.

It was a nice way to spend a pretty summer morning.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will visit again.

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