Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The reflecting pool

I have organized the photos from
our weekend adventure.

Bugs, birds, blooms and baubles will delight me this winter.

I feel inspired!


Cheryl said...

How lovely Sherry...beautiful bloom with a mini attachment....

and don't you just love giant lily pads........there is the most enormous tropical lily at Kew Gardens.......the pads are a metre across, amazing.....

I can see why you are inspired.....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful color and the glass in the pond looks like Chihuly glass. Chihuly is always an inspiration to me. Of course those little jewels on the flower are always an inspiration too.

Your photos are an inspiration to me.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
The water lilies were fantastic...in the sun they were so bright! I do not know if the violet Dragonfly is a Pond Hawk just so deeply colored from the sun that she looks violet or if this is a different speicies...
I am slowly learning my Dragonflies.
I looked up Kew Gardens...wonderful looking place. The giant lilies are fantastic. I think they must be hardy here I cannot imagine the gardens trying to over winter them!
Seeing the reflecting pools gave me some ideas for my little garden ponds. Plus I would like to add more water features to my gardens.
I do need inspiration...I am feeling flat!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
The "Japanese Fishing Floats" are Chihuly Glass! Great eye! There are a few installations of his work in the gardens. I was awed each time I came to one.
There are other sculptures too. I would love to do more art in my backyard.
I finished processing my photos! I just might do a gardens scrapbook. I have some nice pictures from Victoria, Canada too. When I need inspiration getting out past outings helps.
Thank you! Sharing here is always fun for me.

smilnsigh said...

Oh how lovely!

Miss Mari-Nanci

flydragon said...

Just love the water lily with guest. I would so love to have a pond in my yard but it's not possible here. I'm jealous!!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Chihuly glass is so wonderful, especially with the colors he uses. Lucky you!


Wendy said...

Just beautiful!

Mary said...

Hi Sherry!

Just saying Hello and I'm happy that you had a wonderful excursion!

Beautiful photos. Glad you are inspired!


Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
Thank you. There were many reflecting pools. I liked this one with the Chihuly glass art floating.
This is a marvelous Botanical Garden.

Q said...

Dear Flydragon,
Maybe you could do a simple water feature. I have a few bird baths and small puddlers for the birds and critters. These pools are huge...public grounds...lovely too.

nina said...

How beautiful!
A lily or dragonfly alone would be wonderful--together they are fantastic!

Jeanne said...

Blessings to you my lovely one

Rose said...

A beautiful pool--sure to attract even more dragonflies!

Belen said...


Q said...

Dear Cathy,
I was so pleased when I saw the Floats. I did not know Chihuly had any installations in the Missouri Botanical Garden.
I was reading later that these gardens are rated in the top 5 in the world! They are incredible. I would love to go again in October and see the changes and again in January oh and April would be nice for spring blooms!
I also did a search to see where else Chihuly works can be found.
I have this idea to "do" art this winter...
Maybe seeing fantastic work could keep me inspired.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Thanks! I love nature. When man and nature work together, in the spirit of cooperation, fantastic results are accomplished.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Hi! I have missed you. Hope you are enjoying your new camera.
Now the trick is to stay inspired.

Q said...

Deart Nina,
I so agree!
At home I am trying to come up with how I will blend the wild and the cultivated. My little ponds could never support such huge floats but decorating the ponds sounds fun! I do have dragonflies about maybe a Dragonfly sculpture would work.
I may need to do some shopping and some creating.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I would think the dragonflies would be in heaven here!
I enjoyed watching them.

Q said...

Dear Belen,
Nice to meet you. The beauty of the blooms, bugs and baubles was amazing.

marmee said...

amazing, i would love to visit this place it looks so peaceful.

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
These gardens are very beautiful...crowded when I was there. The Japanese festival is a large, fantastic event. I would love to go during the week when the crowds would be less.

Barbara said...

What a lovely idea to let this colored big glass bubbles swim on the pond. This big leaves of the waterlily are stunning. I saw them "real" in Kew Gardens in London.

Q said...

Dear Barbara,
These reflecting pools were very large. The glass "Japanese fishing floats" were excellent.
I was wowed!