Friday, September 4, 2009

botanical gardens

So, I just found out that there is a botanical garden in our town. I wish I would have known sooner so we could spend more time there this summer, because we went this week and it was beautiful. My friend Greta and I took our kids on Wednesday, because it's free on Wednesdays. (I love those kinds of deals!)

The kids had a great time playing with this water fountain and probably would have been content if this is all we saw.
Greta's daughter Lily is so fun to take pictures of. Once I asked if I could take her picture, she kept coming up with all sorts of poses and faces for new pictures. While I was taking pictures of her, I could hear my boys behind me saying, "Mom, take our picture now." So, I turned around to find this:
I guess that's the difference between girls and boys.
I also had to get a picture of Greta's cute Joey. He's my favorite.
Artsy, huh?

There was a great children's garden there. This was in a quite little area where the kids could water the little animal topiaries. It was so peaceful and almost a little magical back there.Climbing on a frog.


Heidi said...

LOVING your photography dear Ashli - I always get excited to see your latest photos - those boys are quite adorable too!! Keep rockin with that talent!!

Annalisa and Vance said...


I just found your blog through Rachel Murray's. How cute! Your mom, Linda, some of Vance's little sisters, and I rode up to Holley's baby shower. Your mom was so cool! She showed us the puppets she has made and used them for some of her own stories that she wrote. Cool! THanks for coming to Wisconsin for our was great and hope you had a good time!

The Murray Family said...

Ashli, I got the CD in the mail today. LOVE all the pictures. I especially love all the backgrounds you put in, so cute. Thank you so much for taking the time to do those pictures for me. You truely are your mother's daughter... amazingly talented.