Monday, June 20, 2011

A Plus Day...

Not only was the temperature a plus 80 degree day last Wednesday, it was a wonderful day to meander through the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. A 300-acre garden with several small themed gardens and an emphasis on natural preservation along with hiking trails.

Never having been a fan of water gardens, this could change my thinking.

Interesting sculpture, "Vitruvian Woman",made of earth and concrete.

It was difficult not to "pocket" some of these poppy seeds.

Having had horses as a child, this sculpture was a favorite. Not sure which made me smile more, the moon and horseshoes or the fact it was called "Bill".

No particular reason to look up while hiking the trails...other than a different angle of beauty.
Beautiful weather, lovely gardens, "hiking" friend and interesting sculptures...truly a Plus Day don't you think?

9 comments:

Kimmie said...

Gorgeous pics!!!!!

Kim said...

Thanks for all the beautiful pictures!!! It looks like it was a perfect day~

Margaret said...

Definitely beautiful, and a beautiful day too!

April Mechelle said...

Thanks for sharing your hike with us !! Pictures are so pretty! I love the water garden!

kcjewel said...

Looks like a plus!!!

Melissa said...

Definitely a Plus Day, Joy! I think I would love visiting those gardens too!

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

OMG that scenery is beautiful. I've never been one for being out in "nature" but those pictures are awe-inspiring.

marly said...

Thanks for the photos! Love the sculptures and the ruffled poppy.

Siobhan said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a fantastic day.

I'll email you soon--I'm being rushed off the computer by impatient teenagers!