To save our sanity (and the lives of our daughters) Maija and I bundled up our respective hellions and took them to the botanical garden. Despite being quite cold, we had a lovely time. Plus the Lantern Festival was still going on (until Monday), so really where else could you want to be on a day such as this?
|A hiding spot under the Cedars|
|Such Beautiful Texture|
|The first spotted lost glove of the season.|
|This years theme was "The Emperor Returns"|
People usually visit the gardens in the Spring and Summer, and I have too. But I admit a certain love for the gardens in early and late Autumn, when the the last colours are showing and the raw textures of nature are more easily discerned. And when we can race under trees kicking and throwing leaves at each other to the delight of a not-quite-two-year-old.