40-4-Steve: UC Botanical Garden

We've driven by the UC Botanical Garden on our way to the Lawrence Hall of Science a dozen times and each time we say we should go and check it out. We finally made it a priority as part of 40-4-Steve.

We had a fantastic time! It's a beautiful garden, organized by continent and/or regions of the world. There were a lot of little trails and different ways to explore the gardens, as well as amazing city views from the top. If you're a Bay Area resident, I encourage you to check out this treasure! 


  1. Great shot in front of the sign; beautifully scrapped w/ the colors of nature!
    Question: when you hand write your journaling do you use a ruler to draw some light lines to use as a guide? Do you write it in pencil first then go over it in pen and, when the ink dries, erase the pencil?
    Those are the things I do, and am always curious as to how other scrappers do it?

    1. No and no. I just write it. I'm pretty good about keeping the lines straight. In this case, I could have switched out the journaling if I'd messed up because the junction would be hidden by the strip. When I know in advance I won't be able to hide mistakes, I might draw in light lines first. But that's really rare. Once in a while, I use the lightbox but that's really rare too. (http://www.cindyderosier.com/2011/04/using-your-handwriting.html)

  2. Loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the photo and the colors!!!!!!!!!

  3. It is a cool place, your page makes me want to go back for another visit. Thanks for sharing this!


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