Our venture out today was to the Alaska Botanical Garden. It was smaller than I expected for such a large state but it was interesting. A flower “bear” greeted us at the entrance.
A few sculptures are scattered throughout. The first one we saw was “My Rock Garden” by Mark Couch. This was funny, I loved it. A tree with rocks suspended from its branches. He had attached a note explaining that this was made of iron wood and is definitely winter hardy and is currently bearing its “rock fruit.”
The garden is currently undergoing renovation so there were some rough areas due to the recent paving of the primary loop trail. We walked all the areas, swatting mosquitoes as we went.
After that we went for a drive in the country just to explore the area. And we saw a moose on the side of the road. She didn’t mind that we were stopped and watching her, she just continued munching the grass.
We had dinner at the “Fancy Moose” on Lake Hood where we could watch the seaplanes take off and land while we ate. Lake Hood is the world’s busiest seaplane base, handling an average of 190 flights per day and there were continual take-offs and landings while we were there.