Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Walk in the Park

Their new Pacific Rim garden is fabulous, mostly because the log structure with the sod roof was stunning. Sorry, no pictures. As someone that is currently installing a sod roof, it is quite gratifying to have real life examples for study. 
I'm still tinkering around with the macro lens. My very close up photos tend to have such a narrow band of focus that it's difficult to get them exactly right. Frankly, I should really start using a tripod. That would make things much, much easier. But I don't want to burden my walking buddies with the process of setting up, focusing, taking the picture, etc. That's a quick way to lose walking buddies. 
A  must for any beekeeper on a walk through the arboretum: a mosey past the apiary. 
And then off to my favorite (but not free) part: The Japanese Garden.
I could happily live in this garden. Plants, moss, streams, ponds, ducks, koi, turtles, and frogs. It is my kind of place. 

Naturally, I adore the turtles. 
Makes me think back to my own terrapins: Tortuga and Tortellini. 

A nice day for an arboretum expedition.