Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Red Butte Garden Tour

Today we went on a guided tour at Red Butte with our Girl Scout troop. It was such a beautiful day! Bev was out guide and we learned so much about the gardens!

look close there is a bee :) Willow took this one....
same here, look close there is a squirrel :)
Willow, Luci and Luci's cousin Isabella, had a great time running through the garden!
The girls listened quite intensely to Bev when she told them all about the snakes in the garden. They were on a hunt for a rattlesnake after that :)
Bev had us smell all the herbs and flowers that were coming into bloom.
Willow didn't like the curry ;)
Willow was excited to see a "conker" tree! We have been reading a book called Trumpets of Happiness by Brien Masters. It is a Waldorf early reader with stories that all relate to the seasons. One of the stories is about the daffodils..aka Trumpets of Happiness... and how they bloom and trumpet that Spring has arrived. They tease the conker tree because he doesn't have an blooms. Well, as the year progresses the daffodils become less glorious and the conker tree becomes full of life. Willow has been running throughout he neighborhood shouting "Trumpets of Happiness" at every daffodil ever since we read it :) She was so excited to see that Red Butte had over 150,000 daffodil bulbs!! It was really beautiful
The conker tree, or Sycamore, was in the center of the Medicinal garden. It was planted because supposedly Hippocrates taught his students under a sycamore tree :)
Our camera battery died about a quarter way through the garden :( We had a great time and we are looking forward to coming back when things are in full bloom. We also were excited to see the concert line up for the summer. Lots of great performers!!

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!