Saturday, October 26, 2013

Water Lily in Autumn

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Reynolda Gardens at Wake Forest University

The Water Lily Garden is one of my favorites at Reynolda Gardens

The name of this rose is Walking on Sunshine.

This is Love and Peace. 
Right before my eyes, the bottom three petals released and fell to the ground.

This beauty was starting to encroach onto the pathway and seemed to nearly jump out in front of me.

It's no wonder to me that Monet did a Water Lily series, which included over 250 oil paintings.

The statue in front of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. I have taken many, many photos of this seemingly strong lady. Though the statue has remained unchanged, each photo seems completely different and with it's own personality. 

This guy came as a surprise! High up in a tree, this was my first time noticing him.

The fountain at the boathouse on Lake Katharine. The Gardens are filled with fountains, most with lion heads as the spout. This one, long unused, was broken at the nose, with a trail of water damaged concrete running below. 

Close up of the fountain at Lake Katharine 

The fountain at the boathouse on Lake Katharine.

This guy, a dragonfly? Chilling out on a blade of grass.

To put into perspective how small the butterfly was, the little flowers behind him are about as big as your thumbnail. 

Water Lilies touch my heart. They have different meanings in different cultures, but universally they are know to represent life and love, enlightenment and rebirth.