Friday, October 7, 2011

Arboretum Visit

Brown and white-capped mushrooms.

 


Datura arborea (I think).

 


Sunlight filtering through the leaves.

 


A giant planter filled with pumpkins and gourds.

 


Milkweed pods.

 


A sundial sculpture...designed by artist Mark Mennin.

 


Ornamental peppers...

 


...and pinecones.

 


I took a quick trip to visit one of my daughters this week...

...and we spent a lovely afternoon walking around the arboretum at Penn State University.

It was the perfect day, with sun and cool breezes...

...and many things still in bloom.

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14 comments:

vilterietje said...

ooooooooooooh heather! you can see at the pictures that you enjoyed your walk, especially because you did it with your daughter:)

Patty Biermans said...

Visiting daughters is always a joy! hugzzz..peebee

WonderWhyGal said...

I LOVE Autumn and all of the treasures you can find. Beautiful photos.

Heather Woollove said...

Riet and Patty--Yes...it was wonderful to spend some time walking with my daughter. The weather just made it extra special!! Plus...afterward, we stopped for ice cream!! :)
Andrea--Thanks!! I love this season, too!

Melissa Plank said...

What gorgeous, striking images! I looks like you had a nice visit.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa! Yes...Indian food, lots of lattes, hours of walking the campus and talking...it was wonderful!!

Spinster Beth said...

What a lovely bunch of autumn eye candy ... thanks!

Marushka C. said...

What lovely photographs -- you have a great eye for what will work with the camera! I'm glad you had such a nice visit with your daughter.

Heather Woollove said...

Beth and Mary--Thanks!!

Mariana said...

I looove those flowers in the second photo. They dont grow well here because of the weather... but I think they are so beautiful. Cool to do in felt...

Heather Woollove said...

Mariana--I thought the same thing when I saw those yellow flowers...great felt project!! :)
They smell really good too, but they're toxic!

Rachel said...

What a lovely sunlit day!

Viltalakim said...

Heather you were right about it´s name... that toxic one :) They can grow very fast in only one season, will not survive the winters. I had many of them for years until the kids came and I had no space to store them :( Loved the fragrance. The next picture is Cotinus some poepl also do ecoprinting with them, just so you know, I never tried (jet).
nature is amazing isn;t it?

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--:)
Kim--Thanks for your botanical help!! You know everything about plants and flowers!!! XXO-