In the morning, my sister, two friends and I all headed to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. I'd never been there before, but I think we all had a wonderful time (I know I did). I was a little worried about the weather at first; the day started out chilly, windy and overcast, but the clouds drifted away and left us with a brilliant blue fall sky. By the afternoon, we were all shedding jackets and sweaters. Here are just a few pictures:
|To celebrate fall, the arboretum had lots of pumpkins, gourds, mums and even specially designed|
scarecrows on display.
|Picturesque view from the tram ride we took around the arboretum grounds in the morning.|
|We walked around the bog, and the view was beautiful in every direction.|
|Looking up through a maple tree. One of my|
favorite sights in the fall is brilliant golden
leaves against the clear blue sky.
|We took pictures wearing fancy masks in the rose garden.|
|We couldn't believe how many flowers were still blooming so late in October. This was one of the dahlias in the|
trial garden. There were so many different shapes and colors it was hard to believe they were all dahlias.
|Watching the ornamental grasses was|
mesmerizing; they undulated like waves
in the breeze.
I had a pretty darn great birthday from start to finish. Maybe 40 isn't so bad after all.
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