Matthaei Botanical Gardens
One of the last days my mom was here, we escaped the fall chill and checked out the lovely Matthaei Botanical Gardens just a few miles away.
It was warm and lovely and we enjoyed getting out of the house and warming up :)
Nikolai loved running around and looking at all the plants!
I loved taking inspiration from the beautiful plants and textures:
There was also this really cool display where you could look at these lovely succulent plants through a kaleidoscope:
Interestingly, I was able to take a picture through the kaleidoscope and came out with some awesome pictures!
I have decided that one day when I discover how to keep green things alive, I will have a bonsai tree! So obviously, the bonsai trees were my favorite :D
But Niko's favorites were the fish!
And then, some carnivorous plants!
Lastly, a photo dump of plants that I found especially beautiful:
It was a lovely little outing and I've now decided Niko and I are going to spend a lot of cold winter mornings there :) Thanks for coming with us, mom!