I took a day off and drove into the country to visit Botanical Gardens. I knew that the flowers would not be as spectacular as mid summer but the end of the season has some beauty of its own. They have a butterfly showcase with tropical plants. The bees were trying to get to the last of the nectar.
This tree is magnificent!
The Morning Glory is wonderful and it always reminds of my Mom growing them along the fence and gate with I was a kid.
Sunflowers are always a favorite of mine. They were tall which isn't that tall for me, so between 5 and 6 feet.
The Cone Flower Echinacea is sports great colors and holds it's own in the garden.
There is the Kurimoto Japanese Garden which features art, waterfalls, fish ponds, several bridges, a bonsai tree exhibit, a large bell and several pagodas.
There are many benches to rest a while as the Gardens cover 240 acres so a lot of walking is involved to see all the different gardens. I was there over 5 hours and took 400 photos.
The day was overcast and quite cool but comfortable with a jacket. Despite the weather there were 2 wedding parties at the gardens and several families out taking fall photos which required managing where I was at any given time. A couple of the features I was not able to get to because the demand was too high.
Sharing for Mosaic Monday hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life.