Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Arboretum plants and sculpture

June 11 I took a walk in the arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Here are some highlights of a sculpture made from eucalyptus branches and photos of plants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and of succulents.
It looks like a lion's mane to me. What do you think?
The above shows the back and side. The first three photos below are of orange and of yellow Leucospermums from South Africa.
The above photos are of plants native to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and the last two are of succulents. I plan to go back and write down the artist's name and plant names and add them to this post. I accidentally published this post today when I meant to save it and post at a later date after I found more plant names. Still, the plants are very pretty and speak for themselves.



18 comments:

Lark said...

So amazing! I love those sculptured trees. Thanks for sharing. :)

Joyful said...

Beautiful plants from down under.

Olga Hebert said...

Lovely. I think the desert landscape is quite beautiful -- but very different from Vermont's.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place to visit! It's been too hot to get out here but I'm going on an adventure today! Enjoy your day sweet lady!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a fun day that had to be. Gardens always lift our spirits. I take pictures when visiting arboretums so that Ican possibly recreate at home. So far, I have had no luck

donna baker said...

It is beautiful. Love twig sculpture. I used to make things from honeysuckle.

Jennifer said...

How interesting! I love all the pictures you've shared with us.

xinex said...

So beautiful, Terra! I love the colors of the flowers and what a great backdrop!...Christine

wisps of words said...

Thank you so much, for your lovely comment, on my post. Thank you so very much.

I'm not familiar with the name "arboretum" so I will look it up. It is certainly an interesting place, to take a walk

Yes, a lion's mane!!!

And just look at those beautiful flowers!!!!

Thank you for taking us along.

only slightly confused said...

That was delightful...thanks for taking us with you.

Retired Knitter said...

How beautiful nature is. Nothing man does can compare to nature.

37paddington said...

Those sculpted trees are poetic somehow.

Annie said...

I see a lion's mane too!
Lovely photos.

Lin said...

Oooh, the textures...the colors...so cool!

Marion said...

Glorious colors and shapes! What a wonderful place to visit. Yes to the Lion's mane. xo

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful plants. The branches sculpture reminds me of tumbleweed and perhaps a mystery entrance to another world... And as I write that down, the beginning of the Wizard of Oz movie comes to mind!

Betsy Adams said...

I love to visit Arboretums... It's so interesting to see 'natural' sculptures like the ones you showed, and to see different plants from other areas/countries.... Such an interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Snowbrush said...

I recall a similar tree sculpture here in Eugene, Oregon, but, there being no eucalyptus, it was made of willow. I always get a kick out of seeing eucalyptus trees on TV shows that were supposed to be in someplace like Kansas where the tree doesn't grow.