|Jill & Dave Hayward|
|Karen and Garry Howard|
Before heading home on Wednesday we took time to take a walk through the Hamilton Rose Gardens and then hike around the lake nearby. (We found both of these places because we knew there were geocache hides there. What a delightful way to discover some truly special out of the way spots we otherwise would have missed). I continue to be amazed by the beauty of this place. I hope I never get so used to it that I cease to be awed by it.
While we were in Hamilton we took the opportunity to go do a session at the temple. I cornered one of the gardeners there as we were leaving to ask names of several of the trees I did not recognize like the Monkey Puzzle Tree
I am still amazed to see so many different trees, flowers, vines and bushes that are completely strange to me. There is nothing like this back home. Oh sure, we have pine trees and palm trees and leaf trees. But they each grow in their own specific zones. Here it is all a wild hodge podge growing together. I've never seen so many shades of green. The beauty truly is stunning.