Saturday, October 4, 2008

nature walk

our visit to Colorado has made me realize how little we've taken advantage of the gorgeous outdoors at home. So without further ado, yesterday MG (our 1 1/2 year old) and I struck out on a nature adventure. We're blessed to live within walking distance of one of the most beautifully designed and most expansive (50-acres!) public gardens in the area. We enjoyed every minute, but sadly I forgot the camera. However, we did bring back a few treasures that we found on the ground to share with you and our home.

I haven't discovered what these are, but I'm sure one of you does, so please let me know. They're about the size of a large grapefruit, they fall from trees, and they have a faint quasi-citrusy smell that I can't decide whether I like or not. I think I recall that they might be poisonous...but they do make a good display........

These are gorgeous leaves from a Ginkgo tree, which apparently is one of the oldest tree species on the planet. I love the fan-like leaves, they'd make a great subject for a painting.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Those are "horse apples." A guy at the farmer's market here told me that they're a good natural mosquito repellant.

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