Saturday, May 04, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: A Garden of Gardens

I just happen to be ready for this week's Round Robin Challenge: Gardens. Two weeks ago I took my dad to see the Tucson Botanical Gardens, just one of the weekly "adventures" I take him on each Saturday to get him out of the Memory Care unit and out into the world for a few hours. I offered him the choice of a drive or a garden, and he chose the garden, which surprised me.

One place I had not seen there before was a butterfly exhibit, which was basically inside a greenhouse. I tried and failed to get a decent picture of any of the many colorful butterflies and moths that were zooming around. This guy, I think, was more successful.

I previously photographed Tucson Botanical Gardens back in June 2010. You can find my Picasa / Google+ album here. I knew I wouldn't get as far with Dad along, but I figured he might get something out of even a little bit of this massive place, a collection of 16 themed gardens, parts of which date back to the 1930s.

Once we left the butterfly exhibit, though, Dad's interest and stamina waned quickly. He wasn't even interested in the garden railroad. Pretty soon he wanted to know how to "get the hell out of here."

Now let's see what other gardens people found to photograph!

Linking List
as of Monday, May 6th 2013

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Freda - Posted!
Day One

Stamping Lemons

Carly - Posted!

I am sick at the moment, and injured (see my Facebook page), and I have to work tomorrow evening to make up for not getting to the office today. But I'll make the rounds of the robins as soon as I can.



Carly said...

Hi Karen :)

Awww... that looks like a really fun outing! I love butterfly gardens. The Conservatory of Flowers in GGP is about to reopen their summer butterfly exhibit. We should maybe do a cross post sometime later this year! If that sounds like fun, drop me a line!


Carly :)

Jama said...

That is one beautiful place! I would have stayed for hours if there's one here as beautiful as this garden.