we bought luke a family membership to the arboretum at flagstaff for his birthday this year. he has been too busy with school to enjoy it (so sorry luke!) but the little ones and i have been going. it has been an especially nice place to escape to when we aren't feeling healthy enough to hang with other people, but we still want to get out of the house and into the fresh air. it is only 5 miles from town and has a great view of the peaks and oh, mateo would like me to point out that it has a tree maze AND a sunflower maze!
these are photos from a few weeks ago when we went for a picnic.
we went again this morning (see below photo) and the landscape has changed so much! no more sunflowers, but there are snow-capped peaks and lots of changing aspens. we sat down under them and watched the leaves glitter down on us with each gust of wind. we are going to carve a pumpkin for a halloween event there this weekend, and i'm trying to convince mateo that an aspen tree would be a great costume.
speaking of mateo, he just woke up and then proceeded to wake ruby up and is now asking to make cookies, which sounds like a very good idea. happy tuesday!