About a month ago, we made a trip to the Morton Arboretum.
If you have never been there, let me tell you: That place is one of the best outdoor forest preserves that I know of. (Of course, I haven’t been to any national state parks even though I would love to go to one someday, but until then, this place is the best.)
As a family, we love to go there. We walk on the trails, try and spot animals, (it almost never happens, my siblings are too loud) and sometimes, we even bring a picnic. I have noticed that whenever I go there, I instantly feel calm and happy. Nature has that effect.
Anyway, we decided to go on a day when the daffodils would be in full bloom. We couldn’t have picked a more perfect day. The sun was out, there was a cool breeze blowing, and there was that lovely smell in the air that you get after a spring rain.
The Daffodil Glade (which is where we were for a while) is so pretty. There are a couple different varieties of daffodils and they grow in large patches so there are patches of yellow and cream everywhere you look. Here’s a picture of one of those patches.
And here’s a shot of a clump of daffodils growing by a tree.
I cannot remember for the life of me what the little blue flowers are called. But they grow all over the ground in the Daffodil Glade.
After spending some time with the daffodils, we walked on because my mother wanted to see if the magnolia trees were in bloom. On the way we came across some bluebells.
Bluebells are so delicate and they are such a lovely color. I love them.
Anyway, when we got to the magnolia trees, we were not disappointed. They were in full bloom. Again, they had a few different varieties so we saw a couple different colors.
Magnolias are probably some of the loveliest smelling flowers ever. If you just stop by a magnolia tree and breathe, the cool breeze mixed with the scent of magnolias can become quite addictive. It’s literally a piece of heaven.
The trees are perfect for climbing. My siblings were climbing as high as they could go and then just sitting there surrounded by magnolias. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Our final discovery was when we were walking back to our car. As we passed by the lake, my mother spotted about six turtles basking on a log.
We all assumed that the smaller turtles were babies. They were actually blending in so well, I didn’t notice them until I looked close.
Here’s a close-up shot.
That would be all from me. 🙂
Thanks for reading!