My mom came to visit from Philadelphia for the weekend. The following pictures partially document it.
The sign on this tree, in the Cornell Arboretum, says to treat this tree with great respect because of its age and its character.
This thick stem of this species resembled a weed, but the hairy leaves on top were very interesting.
My mother snuck a photograph of me while I was examining some "Lady's Mantle" up close.
Here is a copy of the photograph I was taking at the time. Later in the day, I learned that the leaves of this plant have been used to ease the symptoms of menopause and menstruation.
Some variegated leaves found around the same area at the Arboretum.
My mom peeks through a crab apple tree at the Arboretum.
My mother rests on a rock underneath a crab apple tree.
A honey bee enjoys some Golden Ragwort in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Cornell Plantations.
The same honey bee inspects a similar flower.
The same honey bee raises his wings just before taking flight.
I'm not certain, but this appears to be Wild Flax.
(Potentially) more Wild Flax.
Variegated grasses are not uncommon along the creeks which meander through Mundy Wildflower Garden.
The name of this species, on display in the Herb Garden at Cornell, likely appears on the blurred sign in the background.
Mom catches me coming down some stairs which cross over one of the stone walls in the Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations.
A white tulip opens in the Flower Garden, next to the Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations.
The rhododendrons have started blooming in the botanical gardens, Cornell Plantations.
Mom snaps a picture of me outside Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University.
I'm partial to this tree, which grows on the lawn to the west of Rockefeller Hall.
A bumblebee inspects some flowers on the path between the Big Red Barn and Tower Rd.
I found this flower next to where the previous picture was taken. I don't know what it is, but it resembles a poppy.
This panoramic image was constructed by stitching four pictures together. This is the view from the top of the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.
A conversation outside Juna's Cafe on the Ithaca Commons.