Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Arboretum

I missed My World Tuesday this week so I thought I'd share a little something anyway. I usually post photos of flowers and plants and birds I see at the Arboretum but don't often show the actual grounds. I thought I'd share several shots of just some of the grounds around the Arboretum. These were taken during the summer of 2008. And I threw in a couple of the local birds.






12 comments:

Connie said...

I love the peacock. Nice pictures.

Denise said...

Those are absolutely beautiful pictures and I loved the ones of the birds. I haven't been lucky enough to get a peacock displaying his feathers. Yours is a very impressive one.

Tricia said...

Your photos are GORGEOUS! I love the peacock shot - Beautiful!!

VALKYRIEN said...

What a wonderful place! And your pictures are so beautiful! Are peacock one of the local birds? Lucky you, they are one of the most beautiful birds I know. Have a nice weekend! :)

desertsandbeyond said...

Oh, you made me so homesick with those photos! My bus stop in high school was at Golden West Drive and Old Ranch Road! Right there on the back corner of the Arboretum! I need to get back and visit it this summer! Thanks for the memories!
~~Cheryl Ann~~

2sweetnsaxy said...

Connie - Thanks Connie! :-)

Denise - These peacocks love to strut their stuff. It's fun taking pictures of them.

Tricia - Thank you too! :-)

Valkyrien - I don't think they're a local bird but they're definitely an inhabitant of this arboretum. They're all over the place.

Desertsandbeyond - Glad I could bring back some memories.
:-)

George said...

I'm glad you showed us the grounds -- they're beautiful. But I really like the picture of the peacock.

chrome3d said...

Peacock is one flashy bird. Too flashy in fact.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This looks like a fantstic place TB. Stunning peacock.

Mary said...

These are wonderful! I love the peacock all spread out among the plants :-) A beautiful place.

Judy said...

I love the peacock! The tail and the light make him almost disappear in the foliage, but then you see his body, and the whole photo pulls together!!
I think they are native to India and places like that, but I am not sure.

BNS said...

As much as I really like your bird pictures, it's very nice to see some shots of the grounds of the arboretum, too. (And don't you love it when those peacocks show off like that??)

Bobbie