Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University: in Photos

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is located just outside of Boston in Jamaica Plain. But once inside, you would never know that this 281 acre living museum of trees, shrubs and woody vines was surrounded by a bustling city.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Arnold Arboretum for the first time with my co-workers from the Connecticut College Arboretum this past Monday. It was certainly a unique experience getting to tour the Arnold with the Director, Assistant Director, Curator and Horticulturist of the Connecticut College Arboretum. Let’s just say my head was spinning with new information and facts! It definitely gave me a whole new perspective as I snapped my pictures and challenged me to not only get the “pretty” pics, but to try to capture the entire experience and story of the trees from the wide angle to the macro.

Here are some of the highlights from photographs I took throughout the day:

Arnold Arboretum: in photos

Yellow wood
Yellow wood
View from Rose Collection
View from Rose Collection
Varigated Dogwood
Varigated Dogwood
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
sassafrass with sugar maple in background
sassafrass with sugar maple in background
Katsura
Katsura
Fringe Tree
Fringe Tree
Cork Tree
Cork Tree
cedar of lebanon
cedar of lebanon
Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum
Euonymus
Euonymus
Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum

Trees are beautiful every day things. Something that some of us don’t stop to really think about very often. But trees are pretty (Extra)ordinary if you take the moment to look. Each one unique and with their own story to tell. (Extra) ordinary just happened to be this week’s photo challenge topic – a fitting one for me!

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2 comments

  1. What a beautiful way to capture your day and this beautiful season. I love the photos and I appreciate you identifying each of them!

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