On Friday Rob and I were excited to hear that the holiday weekend called for clouds and rain. That may sound strange but we thought it sounded like fun to just hang out at home and have fun here. But Saturday morning we were woken by the sun. What a bummer! OK, yes, we're weird, but the sun wakes us up a lot earlier than when it's cloudy. It's just a fact. Anyway, Rob had a great idea to take advantage of the sunny day so we went out to lunch and then headed to the Weyerhaeuser Rhododendron and Bonsai Garden. We had enough time for the Bonsai exhibit but not the Rhododendron portion which I guess is more than 22 acres! We'll go back another day for the rest but we did get some really pretty pictures.
Most of the bonsai it seemed were decades old but at least one was more than a century old. Any tree can be bonsai, which is an art, not a specific tree. Some of these were regular old maple and pine trees there was even a redwood tree. All were absolutely beautiful!