Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nature at it's Best!

This week I'v been doing a little gardening after having so much rain lately around here! Here's a few of my succulent prim container gardens! Just can't get enough of these little plants! All of these containers I got a the antique mall.


Saturday I spent the whole day with my sister! Had the best time with her at the Quad City Botanical Center! Enjoy the photos below of our visit!


Turtle looking for a bite to eat in the koi pond!


They had some beautiful succulent containers!!



Black Elephant Ears


Mama Mallard Duck enjoying the sunshine at the pond.



That's me sitting in the butterfly chair


My sister and I


All of the Iris were in bloom! Amazing!


Red Admiral Butterfly



Purple Striped Iris! Never seen anything like this! Beautiful!


They had many many different types of conifer trees


Allium




Pink Peony


Allium


White Peony



Koi fish thinking I have something for them to eat.


Elephant Ears



Inside the greenhouse



Many types of elephant ears inside the greenhouse



After the Botanical Center we decided to stop at Prospect Park to see what we could find.


Wildflowers


Beautiful fountain in the center of the pond.


wildflowers



Walking back to the car, a cabbage moth wanted it's picture taken on a dandelion.

After our trip to Prospect Park went back to Sis's house and hung out till sunset to try to get a shot of the super full moon. As soon as the sun starting setting the clouds started rolling in. So we didn't really get a very good shot of the moon. Here is what I got. Not to happy with the way it turned out.


So that was my fun filled day of photography with my Sister!! I really hope we can do it again real soon!

Sunday I was able to get a few new items listed in my etsy shop!



The spindles that the crow's are on I got at the Red Barn Sale last year. Finally figured out what to do with them!

5 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful photos from the gardens~ the Super Moon shot is stunning, you captured her perfectly~
smiles
Teresa

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful place to visit and wonderful place for a photo shoot. Love your new pieces.

Debbie

Carole said...

Well someone has a green thumb!!! just gorgeous and yes I love succulents too more and more...well except for the prickers on the agaves.
x
C

Raymond Homestead said...

Lots of beautiful photos!

A Primitive Homestead said...

That place looks amazing. Pretty blooms & your a beautiful butterfly. Love the turtle photo too. Enjoyed your post. Blessings!
Lara