Sunday, May 11, 2008

Road Trip to Cleveland -- Part Two

One of our first stops in Cleveland was the Botanic Garden in University Circle. May is a beautiful time of year in NE Ohio, and the gardens were worth the visit.

We started out in the butterfly house. Hundreds of colorful butterflies zooming around...

This blue colored bird, a red-legged honeycreeper, caught my eye. He was brilliantly colored, with an iridescent cobalt body, bright red legs and a turquoise crown. http://windwardschoolctl.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=319672#

Outside, the spring flowers were blooming. This peony was gorgeous!

I included that picture because Brian and I are trying to grow peonies in our Texas garden. We definitely have peony envy!

The main gates into the Botanic Garden are pretty fabulous. Must be a fiber art piece in there somewhere...

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