Monday, May 07, 2007

A Day at the Herb Extravaganza!

This weekend I went down to OC for the "Herb Extravaganza" at the Fullerton Arboretum. The grounds there are so beautiful, lots of blooming flowers and so many rare varieties! I use to go to the Herb Fair or The Green Scene almost every year, but I hadn't made it there in about 5 years. It was free this year, but much smaller than it use to be. Still a lot of different plants for sale, just no other vendors selling plants and arts and crafts. I also missed the Lavender Lemonade which I was so looking forward to.

The pond was as lovely as ever, with lots of turtles basking in the sun.

And the little baby ducks were there too! I just love ducks so much!!

A special moment was seeing this dazzling bird. I kept seeing 2 of these beauties across the pond. I even took some pix of them, but they were far away. So I was giving up and had run out of room on my camera. Then suddenly the pair flew over to me, and landed on the grass 2-3 feet away! They did a little chirp and dance with their feathers fluffed. I quickly made room on my camera, and miraculously got this beautiful shot of the one. I think they are Red Winged Blackbirds. I don't think I've ever seen them before in OC. Only at the beautiful Arboretum with it's natural, gorgeous setting!

I have a weakness. I love to buy plants, especially herbs!


Tricia said...

Oh, the red on that bird is amazing! and the duckie is so cute!
nice selection of plants there!

Garden Painter Art said...

Okay, why haven't I ever been to the Fullerton Arboretum? I remember going to an Arboretum when I was in 1st grade,but I don't think it was in Fullerton.

Looks like you had a great time and got some great pictures. I've never seen a Red-Winged Black Bird in California before. We had them in Northwest Arkansas and I had never seen them before that.

Have fun planting your herbs.

Garden Painter Art
Kim's Kandid Kamera

Felicia said...

What beautiful photos. Looks like you had a brilliant time! :)

Monica Huete said...

Congrats for your blog, you've got some lovely pics.

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