Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines Surprise

I promised pictures from my surprise and so here they are. My DH took me to the
Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. It is an indoor rain forest and desert. He packed some food, told me to bring my iPod and that's all I knew until we pulled into the parking lot. We used to take the kids here when they were little. He told me he wanted me to be warm (as it was snowing and cold here). As you walk in there is this mangrove pond with Koi in it. It is really beautiful and these photos don't really do it justice, but you get the idea.

Here we are. You all know how much I hate my picture being taken, but another couple asked us so I thought I should say yes. I just love his beard. He will only keep it in the winter, says it's too hot and itchy in the summer.
Venus Fly trap.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit, we have these groving in our woods behind our house too.
I thought this cactus was neat. Up close it looks like dew on thesurface. It reminded me of a starfish that you would find in the ocean.
Just a close up of a cactus in bloom.
I thought this cactus looked like salt water taffy. Did you ever get it in the flat strips?
Cocoa beans. Mmmmm chocolate!!
How many of you knew that bananas grow upside down?
It was a very nice time. Even nicer that he thought it up all by himself! After 25 years that's something special!


Tanya said...

Nice to meet you ! (ha ha!) You look like a very sweet couple!

Gina said...

What a great day out

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anne said...

Nice pics. I did not even know that they had a place like that in Ann Arbor. How beautiful!! What a way to spend Valentine's Day. My grandma use to have Jack in the Pulpits in her garden.That one cactus that looks like a star fish also reminds me of a pin cushion. Love and Hugs, Anne XOXO

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