saturday. a picnic at the fairchild botanical garden

May 03 2014 031

oh the fairchild botanical garden… where do i even begin?

it’s a place i’ve been going to since i was single, with Lily in my belly, with a baby Lily and now with an older Lily

it is a place i can go to on any given day (except during the dreadful summers) and spend countless hours getting lost in the trees and amongst the flowers

on saturday, we started with a picnic

like we often do

in case you had not noticed, we are picnic people

beach picnics, park picnics, farm picnics, terrace picnics, they’re our thing

anyway, we sat, we ate, we walked a bit, we ate some more and then we walked, and walked, and walked until we could walk no more

i was of course camera happy because really, i could take pictures of flowers all day

the garden this time was filled with flowers i had never seen before and everything was in bloom

i had taken over five hundred pictures already, my card was full and we had not even made it to the butterfly exhibit yet

don’t worry, i quickly went through some pictures, did some editing and made room to capture lots of butterflies

this is a picture heavy post

it’s not a first and won’t be a last on here

i thought about splitting this post into two or three parts

however, because there will be a future butterfly post, several garden update posts with all the flowers, and with mother’s day ahead and a fun filled day planned (more pictures), i decided to do the post in one lump sum

and either way, i am going to sound like a cheesy eighties soap opera but these are the days of our lives

hope you enjoy because we sure did

ps- Will is not pictured because he was in l.a. on business

*pictures of Lily and i courtesy of DD and Lalig

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