Friday, October 16, 2009
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Fall!
Fall Color Fest
at The Morton Arboretum!
It's hard not to love a season with moderate temperatures, beautiful color changes and of course, pumpkins, goblins, zombies, ghosts and witches, oh my! Each year I look forward to visiting garden centers, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and the Morton Arboretum. If you haven't been to the Arboretum in the last few years, then you are in for a treat. They have completely updated the Visitor's Center and gift shop and have a new garden and maze for children that is truly a-maze-ing. (It's especially
nice on a chilly, rainy day when very few kids are visiting!)
Every weekend in October through November 1st you can find gorgeous plant displays, pumpkins, taffy apples, free wine-tasting and a parade of scarecrows around Meadow Lake. The scarecrows have been designed and built by local Girl Scout troops and are very festive. Every year the scarecrows get more and more creative. They make a great addition to the colorful setting around Meadow Lake. Here's just two of my favorites from more than three dozen.
So last weekend I went to the Fall color Fest with my sisters for our annual sister fest. We toured the children's garden, the maze garden and walked around the lake. What a treat! As you can see from our smiles we had a great time.
What's your favorite fall activity?