Saturday, October 19, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday -- Botanical Gardens Edition

On Friday, Sweet Pea and I visited a botanical conservatory in town.  Some friends met us later, but we had almost an hour to spend exploring before they got there.  Since it was kind of small, we spent most of that time...

WATCHING the fish in the koi pond:
But it was when we found out we could feed the fish that Sweet Pea got really excited about them.
It was a conservatory so there were lots and lots of LEAFY things to see.  I particularly enjoyed these leaves/flowers in the shape of water pictures that my friend pointed out to me.

It seems petty to complain, when I really did enjoy it, but that is, I believe, inherent in the definition of a FIRST WORLD PROBLEM.  Who advertises a "fall decor" great for pictures and mostly means skeletons, spiders, and even giant rats?  The backdrop for the pumpkin pictures was a witch.  On the flip side, Sweet Pea was fascinated by the "birds!"
And after petting it for awhile chose to fly like a bird, giving me some sweet shots.
Part of the time while Sweet Pea watched the fish I took pictures of flowers.  It was nice to have them so STILL when I am used to the wind blowing them all around.

Over all, Friday was A GOOD DAY.   

In addition to the sweet time with my daughter and eventually our friends, the day included lunch out with my husband and spending the evening with another friend while Huckleberry was at a youth event.  Now if tomorrow can just include a trip to the Pumpkin Patch we might even class this as a Great Weekend.  After all, I got to participate in Scavenger Hunt Sunday...always fun.



Nukke said...

Very beautiful photos all !!! I like specially the pic in which the girl is looking at the bird.

kewkew said...

Wow what an amazing collection of photos. I love that you were able to get all the prompts from your one visit to the botanical conservatory. Your watching photo is so cute. And your leafy picture is so unique, I never knew such a thing existed.
Fall to me definitely does not mean skeletons, spiders, witches or rats. I love pumpkins, leaves and scarecrows though.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

GReat photos for this week's challenge. Sweet Pea is adorable!

Rainey said...

Your daughter is so sweet. Wonderful collection of photos.

Honey Mommy said...

What a great set! It does look like a good day. I especially love leafy and still. They are beautiful!

Splendid Little Stars said...

aawwww...Sweet Pea is so cute! She's clearly having a blast!

Ida said...

Oh my goodness your little girl is way to adorably cute! - Loved every photo you took of her but especially liked the collage shots.
Very interesting leafy shot, they look so cool. Pretty flower shots too. Sounds like you had a great time together.

Anonymous said...

She is adorable! Love that second shot!

Our photos said...

Your daughter is so sweet! Lovely photos of her.
Greetings, RW & SK