Nancy has challenged us with showing opposites. I agree that this is not my favorite tine of year and want to remember the fun warmer times of year.
A relaxing afternoon at Vander Veer Botanical Park. Guess the plants need sleep so they can show us beauty in a few months. As you remember the warmth and the beauty of spring and summer, remember that kindness brings its own warm. So spread the warmth of kindness and watch the flowers grow.
Since Granny Shot It challenged us to focus on the water around us, I have been finding fountains that I never really paid attention to. I think as a whole, blogging has made be be more aware of life around me so that I can enjoy each others photographs and share the ones I take.
The fountain in today’s post has historical significance as well as the beauty it has and the soothing sounds it makes which makes us stop and pause in the peace creates for us.
As a well respected physician and judge, he saw the need to beautify the riverfront and create a place for the towns people to come and enjoy the river. A small park was also created with a bandstand which gets much use during the summer. I will create a post later showing the fun and beauty of a summer dance night.
As you enjoy your areas summer fun places, remember the value of kindness, like John Dillon did, and how it can draw people together in friendships to promote the general good for all.
After an exceptionally busy week, I am glad to have today to myself. I need to cut grass but it will still be there tomorrow. So I decided to go the Vander Veer Botanical Park and walk around. Besides the play area for the children, there are winding sidewalks through the flowers, several fountains and the pond that the ducks and geese love. With all that I saw I actually got neat shots for several challenges so this is a 5 in 1 post tying several wonderful bloggers and their challenges in one post. With Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge of Yellow, Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge of Tree, Granny Shot It’s 2 challenges of Bird of the Day and Water Water Everywhere and finishing off with Cee’sFlower of the Day, almost forgot about that one.
The fun we can have experiencing each others challenges only helps us to grow more and sometimes experience life with a little different view.
Starting at the top with Nancy’s challenge of yellow, evidently that is the theme for this season. Much beautiful yellow was spread in this particular section of the park. With star shaped beds, raised beds, flower shaped beds all nestled around a historical fountain to bring in Granny’s Water challenge.
The fountain shots are in sequence of the water flow timers.
On the other side of the park is the duck pond with many ducks and geese who know that people will feed them from the corn dispenser provided. And the geese are funny chasing off others of their clan showing who is boss. I thought BOTD fit well here, they all wanted to be picked as top bird of the day.
At the edge of the park is a very old tree that is beginning to look rough but still holding its own. Said to be the largest of it specie growing in the US. This is placed in with Cee’s CFFC for tree.
And last but not at all least is Cee’s FOTD, a closeup of one of the yellow mum like daisy beauties. I love it when there are flowers inside a flower. So cool. Things I would never have noticed before taking close up pictures of flowers. You learn every day if you allow it.
With all this fun you can’t help but smile at the beauty surrounding you. So lets reflect this beauty with kindness and make the world a happier place.