Monday, June 1, 2009

The Mom Fieldtrip

School is almost out here in our little corner of the world. So last week I invited a friend to go with me to Mercer Arboretum for a mom fieldtrip before school is out. Mercer Arboretum is a gardeners paradise. You get all kinds of inspiration and just soak in the beauty all around you.
I know I post a lot of pictures of flowers and gardens on my blog. I just can't help it. I love visiting gardens then I enjoy them so much I want to share them with all my friends.

Please take a minute to view some flora and fauna and enjoy your
short tour of Mercer Arboretum, Spring, Texas:


I believe you can click to enlarge most of these.
They are so much prettier that way.



This sundial has a sweet little gardening poem.
Not so sure about how doctrinally sound it is, but nonetheless it is quite pretty.


Beautiful paths to wind through:




The day lilly gardens:



This plant is called The Star of Texas:




Couldn't help but watch these lovebirds enjoying their brunch together.




Aren't the caladiums beautiful climbing this hill
beside the steps:


I took over 50 pictures that day. I won't post them all. I want you to come back and visit me. :)
I've been to the Arboretum a few times before. It has changed since my last visit. Hurricane Ike did a lot damage to the gardens so they are restoring a few areas. It is still one of the most beautiful places in the Houston area.
Happy June,


22 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Breathtaking! I know you had a wonderful, peaceful time! We have an arboretum across town that we rarely get to--this makes me think we should head over there.

Susan said...

What a delightful garden and I love the idea of a Mom fieldtrip. Wish I'd had several more stashes of fabric so I could have sent all of you some :o) Thanks for entering my drawing.
Susan

Tiffany said...

You and Tracy P. have some beautiful flower posts today! They are beautiful. My favorite was the caladeums. I actually grew some of those one time - they were one thing I didn't kill. I told Tracy if her flowers were in my yard they'd be doomsville. No green thumb here :o(

Tiffany said...

Oh, I meant to tell you how much I love the "mom fieldtrip" idea, too. I should have thought of that!

Melody said...

Just beautiful! I'd love to go and visit to see (and smell!) them first-hand!

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful blog you have here! I love all of the flowers you have posted. Your little schnauzer is just adorable. Our Charli is very happy to meet a new friend ♥ I will be back to visit again soon. Blessings to you and your family.

Betty said...

What a great idea. Mom fieldtrip! You took some really nice photos!
We should do that too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Joy... I love the Caladiums the most. I can't get them to grow up here. It's too cool.

I'm sure it won't be long until all of the gardens are back to normal. BUT--what you saw and showed us is gorgeous!!!!

Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

The Farmer Files said...

Happy blooms, happy June. I am so glad I don't have seasonal allergies.

Deb said...

Joy

I love it a Mom fieldtrip...great photos...glad you had fun...

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

What a beautiful place.

Didn't ya'll go there awhile back as a family?

Brenda said...

I often get carried away with my camera as well. These are great pics though. Nice to have a little mommy time before the kids get out of school.

Givinya De Elba said...

Just gorgeous! I smiled at the gardening poem - like you I'm not too sure how doctrinally sound it is, but I am sure that my in-laws would think it's from scripture somewhere! (I think they expect to be in the front row at heaven because they garden! Ah, sigh, gotta love them.)

terry peterson said...

Joy, You did a wonderful job posting the beautiful plants and flowers we enjoyed together on our "Mom's Fieldtrip." We will need to do something similar again soon! I loved the Caladeums. You really captured their beauty!

Terry

Ronnica said...

I need to find a place like that here and just go and take a book. I love taking in my surroundings while I read.

LuLu said...

I love that idea... mom fieldtrip! brilliant idea!!! Love the pictures! and thank you for your advice!
LuLu

CMPointer said...

What beautiful photos [I, too, love flowers], and what a great idea - a "Mom Fieldtrip"! Thanks for sharing them and putting my blog badge on your blog. I appreciate it.

Caroline

Berni aka Vic Grace said...

I would have liked that field trip, gardens are lovely to visit

Shelley in SC said...

What a great idea . . . a mom field trip. Must try that myself. The arboretum is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting the goats with me!! I understand the concept of "closet" goat lover!

tricia said...

It looks like a beautiful garden. What a fun field trip.

Sandy Toes said...

Such a wonderful place..my kind of field trip!
sandy toe

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

I remember when I was little...I would visit this beautiful garden as often as I was allowed to... it was just so beautiful...all the flowers and the low-hanging trees...the streams...the birds...I felt "lost" -but in a good way. :)