Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Botanical Beauty; National Photo Month, Day 29

During this National Photo Month, my own landscape has taken front and center on several occasions. Today, I'm featuring some of the natural beauty that can be found at Lauritzen Gardens, our local botanical garden.

My work team recently spent a day at the gardens with a business meeting in the morning and a fun photography activity in the afternoon. These are some of the photos I took on that gorgeous day.

In the Model Railroad Garden, electric trains snake through the natural setting and run amongst buildings and other structures that are constructed of all-natural materials. The structures all represent landmarks around our community. Trains have a rich history here, as Omaha was the starting point of the first transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad.

If you're ever visiting Omaha, or even just passing through, a visit to Lauritzen Gardens would be time well spent.

Make it a great day!


  1. These photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I am inviting you to Water World Wednesday

  2. Beautiful pics....especially love the water feature with the stone! Thanks for your visit, and, yes, purslane is an annual. But, then, you never really know! My geranium made it through the winter???!!! Linda

  3. Beautiful mosaics! I love that red flower in your landscaping and the model railroad photos are very neat! When I read your profile "My Story" I thought right away that we could be friends! We have a lot in common! I always have LOTS of projects going all at the same time!

  4. Hi Ann, thanks for joining Watery World Wednesday I do appreciate it and hope to see you next week.
    Here in Michigan my favorite destination is Frederick Meijers Sculpture and Garden love there events and there shows are awesome too. ^_^ It's a photographers haven ^_^

  5. The model train garden is so neat. I love the covered bridge. The mosaic is also so lovely.



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