Just looking at bamboo feels cooling and restful.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
You just never know when a photo opportunity will present itself. Larry and I were having a drink of wine at his kitchen table and voila, a wonderful shadow image appears on his shirtfront. Thank you, Larry, for providing the canvas!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Chihuly glass exhibit at Cheekwood Botanical garden included a walk through a bamboo "forest" interspersed with these wonderful red glass poles. The contrast between teh greens of the babmboo and the reds in the glass was stunning.
Friday, June 25, 2010
This is a detail of a metal serrated columnal sculpture at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, Water runs silently down all 4 sides of the sculpture sliding over the serrated edges. Somehow this creates rapidly changing patterns in the flowing water. Depending on how the light hits it there is dimension to the water as well. It is lovely and soothing and a photo does not do it justice.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
While I was in Nashville last week I went to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to see the Chihuly glass exhibit ( more of those images later). The grounds of this old mansion are beautiful and most of the trees and plantings are very mature. This vine growing up a pergola must be very old because the vines are more like tree trunks then anything else. I am looking up into it and it amazing to see how intertwined and graceful all these 6 inch "vines" are.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am back from our very hot and humid road trip through southern Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. Among the interesting plants I saw was this feather duster like plant which I have sinced learned is a mimosa plant. I had never seen this plant before. Most trees were covered in blossoms and they were everywhere!
Friday, June 11, 2010
All of a sudden my coleus plants are growing like crazy and this chratreuse and red violet leaved one is bright and intense. How many different ways the leaves combine the 2 colors togehter in differing patterns.
I am off for a road trip for 10 days and may not be blogging - all depends on where we end up staying! But I will be finding lots of photo opportunites along the way so that will be lots of fun.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Going through the photos from the architectural boat tour last Monday, I look again at this photo of the new Trump Tower in Chicago. It is glass and because it was rainy and dark it has a somewhat ominous appearance here. But when the light is bright is almost disappears into the sky.