Autumn in the Arboretum

“Color Me Autumn”

Autumn is my favorite season and October is my favorite month. Throughout this season, most of my blog posts, as well as my daily posts in my Blipfoto journal, will focus on variations of “Color Me Autumn.”

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The golden willow tree

When I visit the Arboretum, I almost always pass by the Golden Willow next to Lotus Pond, even if only for a brief pause to say hello and take a picture or three. It is such a graceful tree, and I have noticed that many people are drawn to the bench under its weeping branches. Today was no exception.

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When the bench beneath the willow was empty, I walked down the trail and stood near it. Looking across the pond, I could see some children playing in the tree house. It’s a fantastic tree house and very strong. I know that for a fact because when I passed the tree house a few days later  I watched two adults climb up to check out the view (Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough to get their picture).

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Who can resist a tree house?
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A close look at the tree house

After passing the tree house, I continued along the trail  around Lotus Pond pausing once more to capture a picture of this flower.

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That wasn’t quite the end of the trail walk. Here are a few more pictures I snapped along the trail before it was time to go home for lunch:

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Looking at the frogs on the log in the bog. Can you see them?
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The bog is a great place to take pictures.
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This gingko tree will feature in future posts.

Just past the gingko tree the trail passes the lily pond and curves around a sugar maple, and at that point I left the trail and headed for my car. It was time for lunch. Sorry to say I didn’t pack my lunch today, so it’s time to go home. I’ll be back soon with more pictures of Autumn in the Arboretum.

I hope you can join me again for another walk along the trail.
See you soon!
Trail Walker

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