Monday, September 5, 2011

VanDusen Botanical Garden

"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars." (Anonymous)

Serena has always had an affinity to flowers.  Our kitchen is littered with little bowls of water with flower buds and petals she collects every time she's outside.  Thank goodness for the invention of digital camera, I obediently submitted to her request for a photo of every flower she saw at the VanDusen Garden.  It was a glorious day in our final stretch of summer.

As we wandered through the garden, we stumbled upon Zimsculpt, a world-touring exhibit of stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.

We discovered the VanDusen maze made up of 3,000 pyramidal cedars with a monkey puzzle tree in the centre.  Serena and Daddy found their way out of the labyrinth in 2 minutes flat.  It would've taken a lot longer with her directionally-challenged Mommy!

Like Daddy, Serena has an eagle eye for all living things in nature.  Of course, every little critter spotted needs to be captured on camera.

Serena is getting quite proficient at snapping pictures with the digital camera herself.  This one is her favourite and best shot yet.

Perhaps we'll have an Indian summer and "back-to-school" will just have to wait...

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