Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Garden Party

I was enchanted by the yellow and purple color theme in the children's garden. At any moment I was expecting Alice or the Rabbit to come running by. I wanted to sit and read a book all afternoon here.

Along one of the many paths this water feature purred along. It reminded me of a piece of candy.

A garden is not complete without a water feature. This is a water feature. I love the copper dragon. The pond is full of things to delight. The water lilies were in bloom and were stunning. [I will share one of those with you this week.]

Speaking of things in the water. My goodness these had to be seen to be believed. They were huge. Most were over a foot long. All different colors, White, Orange, Scarlett, Scarlett and Black, Yellow, and every conceivable combination. We went to feed them and they gathered like we were handing out gold. My friend told me that many were donated or found refuge here when they out grew the home pond.

The children' s garden is complete with this playhouse. I love the purple pots with the yellow. I am going to try this color combination in my next home. It was so elegant.

I had to include these large mushrooms. Alice where are you?

Friday night my friend Miranda invited me to be her guest at the Fish Fry for the Volunteers at the Arboretum. I was so honored. She is a Master Gardener and volunteers there regularly[among all the other things she does]. During a difficult relationship I had found refuge there several years ago. Boy, had those volunteers been busy reworking the beds, adding hard structures, painting since then. It was beautiful. What a wonderful gift they have given our city.

I hope you will enjoy some of my pictures. The fresh fish dinner was delicious. They had a blue grass band serenade us, the weather was perfect. A wonderful way to honor the volunteers and enjoy the last blooms of fall. Several of my pictures were taken just at that moment when the day becomes night. Enjoy!


Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Yes - that combination of colors in the first photo does look magical and wonderland-ish!
The KOI are amazing! I've always wanted to be able to paint the illusion of fish under water.
Sounds like you had a lovely time.

Terri Kahrs said...

L-O-V-E the color combination!!! Matter of fact, my wooden swing is painted a lovely shade of periwinkle! It always makes me happy - even when it's covered in snow. What a lovely garden! Your pics are beautiful!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Ron Mylar said...

A garden party is more enjoyable rather then any other party so we must t tries to celebrate our parties in the open. Ad will like by everyone.