I call this the Mr. Miyagi bridge. Remind anyone else of Karate Kid? No? Just me?
I love this family. Just look at them.
Earth Friendly. Period.
"...and it was a beautiful butterfly." -Eric Carle
There were all kinds of ducks in one of the ponds that I had never seen before (which isn't saying much, I guess, because I think the only ducks I ever have seen are mallards). There were some cool black and white ones and these gold (Ruddy Shelduck, actually) ones were my favorite (if you can have a favorite type of duck).
There were several different kinds of flowers throughout the gardens, but none of them were in really great shape, so you get these cool curly branches instead.
And this bamboo.
Ope wait. Here's some flowers. These were actually on a tree and they smelled like cinnamon. Any horticulturists know what the tree was? Because I thought that was pretty dang cool.
Oh this duck. We loved this duck. It is the weirdest duck I've ever seen (no offense to him). It's called a Muscovy duck, and as previously mentioned I don't have much experience with ducks, but I think it was showing off. It kept ducking under the water and then shaking it off and puffing it's feathers out all big and looking at us. Then finally it gave us a couple of big flaps, as shown above, and then just swam away. Just like that. Unfortunately for him, we don't play hard to get very well. We got our picture and moved right on to the next ducks that were more than happy to entertain us. That'll teach him. Silly duck.