Saturday, May 17, 2008


I love arboretums. My lunch-breaks at the arboretum in Chicago helped keep me sane during stressful periods. I love the variety of the trees and plants--seeing the uniqueness of each species with amazing features that I never could have dreamed up. The LA arboretum is just about 10 minutes away (without traffic), and I always find it refreshing to go there. Here are a few pictures of some of the 'unique' trees I found on my last trip--many with unique names, as well.
A Smoke Tree, from S. Asia and Europe

A Flax-leaf Paperbark tree, from Australia
An Indian Horse Chestnut Tree, from the Himalayas
A close-up of the flowers of the Indian Horse-Chestnut
A shrimp plant. Creative, eh?

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