Weekend before last, Don and I went to the Washington Park Arboretum. Despite living in this area for more than twenty years, this was our first time there. It was more natural and less cultivated than I expected. Most of it was like a walk through the woods anywhere around here, with a few non-native trees and mowed areas thrown in.
We were there at the wrong time of day to take good photos but I snapped a few of the paths anyway.
I thought there would be more fall color, since many of the trees around my neighborhood are changing, but it was very summery-looking still.
The majority of tall trees seemed to be the native maples, so I think mid-October might be a good time to go for fall color.
We wandered down (and up) trail after trail until we finally saw the lookout gazebo in the distance. (A good thing to know if you ever visit the Washington Park Arboretum: The $1 maps from the visitor’s center are completely useless!)
It was really nice place for a walk, not too crowded and pretty quiet, especially for being in the city. The only hazards we encountered were misleading signs that put us on the 520 toll bridge. Cha-ching! I’ll post about that for next week’s Which Way!
In response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge