What is a holiday weekend without a walk in the garden? We spent Saturday morning exploring Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, before the arrival of hurricane Isaac’s leftover rain. We were amazed at the variety of plants in the arboretum, a tribute to the foresight of former property owners, the Klein family.
Later in the afternoon we attended a lecture at our favorite independent bookstore, Carmichael’s. There we learned about the Parklands of Floyds Fork, a 4,000 acre park system ringing the eastern and southern city borders. Forward-thinking residents channeling the spirit of Frederick Law Olmsted (who developed our original park system of what were also perimeter parks, back in the day) have protected this acreage both for our enjoyment and as a legacy for our children’s children. We thank them.
Here are a few shots from Yew Dell. (Click on any photo to enlarge and launch slide show.)