Thursday, December 17, 2009

winter at the garden

I tend to be a fair weather photographer and when it turns cold, I focus more on my jewelry. But Kauffman Memorial Garden was calling me and I had to go for a visit. I know it really isn't winter until the 21st, but with temperatures in the teens, it sure feels like it.

The conservatory is beautifully decorated for Christmas. A family with small children were there all dressed up ready for photos. They were posing in front of the snowman that is made out of dried hydrangea.

My husband decided to stay inside and sketch Crazy the cat while I wandered outside. She was a very good model. She only rolled over a few times.


bronze sculptures by Tom Corbin

rose hips

The garden was very quiet that morning. The only sounds were the birds having their breakfast on a crabtree. They weren't happy with me disturbing their meal. They would fly away and then quickly return for more fruit.

As a child, I would play outside as long as there was daylight. Visiting the garden brought back memories of that simpler time. I can't wait for my next visit.


Pam Lefcourt said...

Cat ~ Love the fact that you and your hubby can go and just enjoy your own hobbies together but apart. Thanks for sharing your hobbies with us!

Anonymous said...

No wonder the garden was calling you. It was a lovely place and a lovely day to be there. dee

Catherine said...

How lucky to live close to such a beautiful garden ~ such great photo opportunities! Lucky you! Great pictures of 'Crazy' that your hubby drew! :)

Rebecca said...

Wow... starting with the hydrangea snowman... how festive and cheery! And I absolutely LOVE the Rose Hips photo... so so lovely! If it's part of your etsy shop, I'll put it in a treasury. I love its quiet simplicity and beauty. Love the cat sketches too!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a lovely day! The conservatory looks positively serene. Thanks for sharing.

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MagMoment said...

Nice clean photographs! Love the snowman...

Kat_RN said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. The rose hip picture is perfect and as always, your Hubby's drawings are really good.