North Carolina Botanical Garden. Following the marked trails through the forest, we took a circular route, crossing the Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek twice. Although most of the leaves had already fallen, a few hardy remainders glowed in the afternoon sunlight.
The adjacent Botanical Garden includes an Education Center and numerous display gardens featuring native plant borders, a native water garden, a fern collection and more.
Visiting hours to the Botanical Garden are:
Weekdays: 8 am - 5 pm (administrative offices, gift shop, exhibits open at 9 am);
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 - 5 pm (open to 6 on weekends June - August)
Admission is free.
Coker Arboretum on the campus of the University of North Carolina. We have made many visits to the Coker Arboretum, which is especially beautiful in spring when the dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
|Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, Original Wax Sculpture by Edgar Degas|
|Ballet Scene, Edgar Degas, Pastel|
|Vincent van Gogh, Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, 1890|
|Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC|
|National Gallery of Art, West Wing|
Monday, November 10, 2014
|Illustration of a Passenger Pigeon by Mark Catesby, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, 1729-1747|
|Passenger Pigeons; Martha, #11, on left|
The Birds of America. In 1940, Norman Rockwell painted a picture for Look Magazine depicting a scene of Audubon observing passenger pigeons in flight.
|Great Auk with Audubon print above|
The story of the last Passenger Pigeon and the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet and Heath Hen, illustrate the fragile connections between species and their environment. This exhibit reminds us all that we need to pay attention to the natural world and the complex connections of all the living things in it.
Note: Audubon Magazine featured the story of the Passenger Pigeon in its June 2014 issue, which included a pull-out origami Passenger Pigeon and link to a website “Fold the Flock” designed to create awareness of the Passenger Pigeon's plight as the folded birds are added to the virtual flock. For more, click HERE to see my post at my Caroline Arnold Art and Books blog.
Monday, November 3, 2014
|Chilean Flamingo, Santa Barbara, Zoo|
|Sundial Shadow, 4:00|
|Flamingos Out for a Stroll|
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Main Phone: (805) 962-5339
Info Line: (805) 962-6310
Open every day 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.