On my Top Ten List of things I like to do, one of them is spending the day at the Botanical Gardens. We have a beautiful garden in my city and it is a never ending source of pleasure and wonder for the senses. Last week I spent the entire day wondering through the gardens until they were kicking us out at closing time. I even discovered two gardens that I have previously not seen. As an added bonus for myself, two good friends were my garden buddies for the day. One of them a Master Gardner. That really put a new twist on all the flora - actually learning the names and not just trying to describe to my local nursery "the pretty green plants with leaves that are sort of small, rounded with a point, and tiny purple - or was it yellow - flowers in either the spring or fall". Now I am armed with a little notebook with the species name and gender. The other bonus was having a buddy along who would sneak off with me to smoke. It was the perfect day. I am going to schedule more of these on my calendar. We need them.
And what's a trip without yet another shot of the gorgeous Chihuly chandelier? Here's the latest and I love it still. That piece of art always takes my breath away.
Last night we attended a trivia night fundraiser for a family member who is battling cancer. He is 21 years old. I am happy to report that his mamma found him treatment in another state that seems to be working. We were so very thankful to have heard that wonderful news. The event also raised several thousand dollars to help defray some of the expenses. It just goes to show that miracles DO happen and that there is nothing stronger than family pulling together to help one another. It warmed my heart to witness such happenings. D, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
BTW - for the inquiring minds who wondered about my search parameters when I found the amazing boots, in my defense I did find these draperies on that same site first. See Exhibit A below.
and this is what she sees. What a pretty photo. It has my 3 essentials for landscape - a beginning (foreground greenery) a middle (church and buildings) and an end (background forest). Way to go, little sis!
I am supposed to be finding the perfect drapes for my newly remodeled dining room. Found these luscious leathers that I think would be a much wiser investment. I think they would even help me take better photos. Hmmm, I could just make a statement this Thanksgiving with some silk floral on the drapery rod, don't you think?
I love projects. Especially those I can finish. In the confines of this blog, and that of my imagination I will post 100 photos this year, 2010.
It is an exercise to develop my skill and expand my vision beyond what I see with my eyes. My theme is CIRCLES.