Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Morris Arboretum

I highly recommend a visit to the Morris Arboretum if you are ever in the Philadelphia area. And for my local friends I hope you have the opportunity to check out Morris sometime very soon if you haven't already had the opportunity. You just need to give yourself an hour or so of time to walk and explore and enjoy.


We're fortunate that we live only 10 minutes from the Arboretum, so we drove over this past Saturday to check out the Scarecrow Walk that started. I made the mistake of telling Sheila we were going to a "festival" and I think she may have been a little disappointed, but we had fun walking, playing, and exploring the gardens.


The gardens are fun for people of all ages. Sheila really enjoyed the fountains. I was mesmerized that gardens and land this beautiful exists in our back yard.




The photos don't really do this place justice at all. The point at which the gardens lie sits up fairly high and the view is incredible. 




The sun started to set and the way the light was coming through the gardens was so pretty.





And of course the best part about visiting the Arboretum was watching Sheila's senses ignite. We had visited about a year ago for the Garden Railway right after Thanksgiving but we haven't been back since, so this was like a brand new experience to her.


I think I'm going to get a few of these photos printed to frame because moments like these are priceless.

12 comments:

  1. Lol at festival!! Maura would definitely be expecting a carousel and farm animals if I said that word!!! Beautiful...I don't think I ever went there when I lived at home:( Its so cool how differently Maura and Sheila react to everything now that they are older and talking and get stuff. Can't wait for Halloween and Christmas, etc., its going to be so fun now that they are really into it and understand and can help, etc!! Yay!

    Thanks so much, Holly, for like commenting on every post of mine...you are so thoughtful and sweet!!!! (And don't feel you have to either!!!, but it does make my day!)

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  2. Beautiful pics, Holly!! Your post reminded me of a rose garden we went to in Vienna - I still haven't posted those pics., but I remember many of the photos I took were definitely keepers!!

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  3. Holly, what a treat to have this gorgeous place right in your backyard, the plantings and foliage are amazing! The photos of Sheila with her daddy are adorable!

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  4. Perfect! I love that you will be framing a few of these moments... they go by way too fast. You truly captured the delight in your little gal!

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  5. I love places like this! Simple yet fun for the whole family. Glad you're planning on framing some of your pictures...they're beautiful.

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  6. Sheila looks to be an outdoor girl! What a beautiful place to spend the day Holly!

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  7. What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. Such gorgeous grounds and gardens and I can't believe how grown-up Sheila looks. We have an aboretum near us that my husband and I love to take the kids to. I know someday too soon, they may not enjoy it nearly as much as they do now. You are so right about how priceless these moments are. You captured them beautifully.

    Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement about my new adventure. I truly appreciate all the support I can get!

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  8. The last photo is my favorite...I love her enthusiasm! Our kids grew up going to the New York Botanical Garden and this brings back great memories.

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  9. That last shot is totally adorable, Holly. That one needs to be framed for sure!
    Camille

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  10. I loved seeing that shot of Sheila on Instagram. You're right, those moments are priceless! What a beautiful place. I can see why you enjoy visiting. I would too!

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  11. Definitely precious moments! Being outdoors is something one takes for granted but once you are out there you appreciate what we have been given in terms of the beauty of nature. You are fortunate to have this so close to where you live. Enjoy your weekend, Holly!

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  12. Looks like that was such a great day, Holly! How old is Sheila? She is so sweet. Looks to be about my daughters age (3)?

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