Monday, May 28, 2012

underground gardens

the entrance

orange trees that are planted 12 feet underground

a tunnel that was carved out for automobiles

this is the top of the orange trees at ground level

On our way to San Francisco we made a little detour in Fresno to tour the underground gardens. Kevin has wanted to do this for awhile now, so it was a perfect time to do it. We had no idea what to expect. The story of Baldassare Forestiere a Sicilian immigrant is amazing. All of the tunnels were inspired by the ancient catacombs he knew as a boy. All of his hard work was done by hand during his spare time and after working as a ditch digger during the day. 
It was well worth the stop and entrance fee.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our caterpillars have successfully turned into beautiful butterflies!

Monday, May 14, 2012

pictures by mae

taken in Fresno at the underground gardens

Monday, May 7, 2012

from the art desk

Chloe has been teaching Mae how to dry.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012