Friday, July 17, 2009
Norfolk Botanical Garden - the Good-Bye Tour Continues
Oh how true!
The Norfolk Botanical Garden is beautiful beyond words and incredibly large... therefore I have a million photos in this post! Really, I had even more I could have shared but I made myself stop. I have been wanting to visit the gardens for a long time now, ever since Kevin and I first moved here 4 years ago but we just never got around to it. There was one day this month where it was a bit overcast and in the very low 80s so I decided the girls and I would take advantage of the nice weather (I can not stand the heat at all so I live indoors most of the summer months). I am so happy we did. Now I just wish we went here more often. Here is a glimpse why:
The Japanese Garden
K walking on the rock bridge over the lotus pond
The children's garden
K chasing the 'spitting' frogs
K working the well pump (I remember having a real one in our yard growing up)
K 'in Africa'
C very happily walking to the water play area (yes, she is without a hat in these pics, she wore it the first half of the day and then refused it the rest *sigh*
The butterfly garden
C making friends with one of the butterflies
C showing me her diaper needs to be changed (and her chub-chub belly) in the renaissance garden
Waiting for the shuttle tour
It truly was a magical experience for all 3 of us. It thrills me that the girls have so much fun simply with nature and don't need other entertainment. I hope that lasts a long, long time!
Kevin is back home with us so we are ecstatic right now. We are looking forward to a weekend of fun and hope you have a great weekend, too!