Monday, May 2, 2011

A Visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and the Picket Post Mansion

We took a trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum yesterday. I absolutely love the arboretum. It's huge, and there's so much to explore. Yesterday, we went to take a look at the Picket Post Mansion, which is a house (really, more like a compound) built by Boyce Thompson in the 1920s. The house was recently reacquired by the Arboretum, in 2008, and they want to renovate it over the next decade or so.

There's just something about walking the trails at the Arboretum that I love. It's very calming and there is always something new.

17. Succulent

18. Wildflowers

19. Roses

20. Shade

21. View from the Eagle's Nest
The view from the eagle's nest at the top of the house, which is built on top of volcanic rock.

22. Us

23. Picket Post House - Eagle's Nest

24. Fountain

25. Can you spot the whiptail lizard?
Can you spot the whiptail lizard?

26. Picket Post HouseHere's the view from below the house.

27. View from the suspension bridge
And from a suspension bridge further on the trail - the house is just a speck in the distance.

28. Main Trail

29. Eucalyptus

We finished off the day by buying some chocolate mint at the gift shop/nursery. What a great place...

30. Chocolate Mint

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures sweetie! Thank you for sharing <3