Friday, May 29, 2015

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

A week ago, Rocketman took a day off of work and we visited the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We have lived in the Twin Cities for almost 35 years and it was one of many places we had never been to. I want to do more watercolor painting using photos of flowers for inspiration and Rocketman wanted to practice his camera skills and so the arboretum is a perfect place to do both. Here are some of the pictures I took:

                                     We found this beautiful quilt in the Visitor's Center.


There were also special Lego sculptures scattered throughout the arboretum by Sean Kenney.




So many beautiful tulips. The last time I saw this many in one place was when I went to Holland, Michigan for the tulip festival as a little girl.


        Rocketman taking his pictures. I was surprised how many men we saw doing the same thing.  

                        They even had a Japanese garden. The following photos are from that area.


                                              I couldn't believe they had a weed garden:)
 After the arboretum, we went to Pizza Lola in Minneapolis for lunch. We had the Lady ZaZa which was on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives and it was fabulous. It had Korean kimchi on it. We will definitely be going back again.
We found these morning doves on our deck one day which happens from time to time but this time one decided to lay an egg. It was the strangest thing and they and the egg disappeared as quickly as they came. We are not sure what happened.

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