Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Day at the Arburrito

"Let's go to the Arboretum today, Liz," I said to my lovely daughter, who is 11 going on 25.

"The Arburrito?" she asked.  "What's that?"

We had a good laugh over that quip and it got me thinking: Wouldn't it be cool if a tree could produce burritos with the push of a button (or a knot, as the case may be)?  I think we would have a very successful ├írbol for sure!


But we did make it to our local Arboretum, where we I think I got some really good photos.

The Overland Park Arboretum has an exquisite garden modeled after Claude Monet's jardin de Giverny.

Je te tiens, tu me tiens par la barbichette, le premier qui rira aura une tapette...

Did you know that Claude Monet developed cataracts and had poor vision toward the end of his life?  He kept on painting, however.  Here, he is helped along by a good Samaritan who had just moments before attempted to slap him after pulling on his beard!  Liz is not amused!  ;)

Lily pads:

 Father and daughter having a quick rest and a scintillating conversation, probably about Arburritos.  ;)

 Mon nouvel ami:

Maman et sa fillette:

 We saw a mama deer eating leaves and enjoying herself in a quiet corner of the woods.

Papa et sa fillette.  I think it's adorable how they are holding hands:

A hummingbird moth:

One last glance at the lake and some gorgeous zinnias:

And some more favorite photos of the day:

These make me happy.  

I hope you're having a bright, sunshiny day!  

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately..."--Thoreau


Sheila Bennett said...

Beautiful photos! But we missed you yesterday at our Stamp Day. :(

Jenn said...

Thanks, Sheila. Sorry I missed stamping too. I hope you had fun.