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


Pink Peony


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.


Beautiful fountain in the center of the pond.


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!


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

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


  3. 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.

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


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