First things first.....here are the rest of the pictures I took at the Denver Botanic Gardens last week.
There was so much to see at the Botanic Gardens. Beautiful sculptures inside, beautiful sculptures outside.
Some of the containers that held the plants became the stars of the show...
|I loved these "Cthulhu" pots!|
Sometimes nature's patterns caught our eye.
|Lace Tree's bark|
|teeny tiny orchids|
Plants and flowers growing in the water and reflected by the water.
|unusual and very tiny water lily|
The plants and flowers were beautiful to look at and sometimes beautiful to smell, but some of them were even more fascinating when you got down and looked really close......
|edge of large lily pad|
Sometimes the beauty was just under our feet, sometimes over our heads.
Our day wasn't all beauty, however.....sometimes it was funny too. We had a good time inside the Science Pyramid playing with the different exhibits. Erin had a hand in the design while she was at the University of Oregon getting her Master's Degrees in Architecture.
Some of the plants were just plain interesting. Not beautiful, but interesting nonetheless. One by virtue of its need to escape at all cost...
And one by it's life cycle, and it's terrible, awful smell. Oh, and it is pretty ugly in life and in death.
|Corpse Flower in death|
|and in life....|
But the best part of our day was being able to share it with these two.