Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winter in the Garden

Last week Friday I went on my first Creative Inspiration Day - CID. You can read about how CID came to be at my other blog Becoming a Finisher.


It had snowed like crazy on Thursday night and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to go to my first choice for the day, Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Thankfully the sun came out and beautiful blue skies prevailed.


I have been wanting to go to the Gardens and shoot them in the winter.


Lovely vines on the walls.


The American Horse by Nina Akamu.


My favorite part of the Gardens is The 1930's Michigan Farm. 






Other than the workers snowplowing the paths, I was the only person out there. Something that can only happen at this time of year.


I hope to go back and shoot the garden in each of the seasons. So bring on Spring!

*Linking up with Lissa for Walk and Click Wednesday.







17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Sarah, you didn't waste any time linking up! I'm so thrilled. I LOVE! your images and that you didn't let the snow stop you. I was thinking the same thing as I did my walk even though we didn't have this kind of snow, but it was chilly, that bad weather is a great time to fly solo and take pictures. I was one of few. The beads of moisture on the horse statue are incredible!! I do believe my favorite is the horse sculpture in the snow with the grasses poking through. You did a fine job, my friend. ;->

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  2. PS I've been meaning to tell you, I admire you for your close-ups and giving a different perspective. Often, I think we fear cropping too close. I also like the angle on the fence. Okay, enough for now.

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  3. Loved the yellow farm house! Do they let you tour it, too?

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  4. I love that place! Love the horse and the house, the most, but what a wonderful place to explore with a camera!

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  5. What a beautiful place to visit and it looks so beautiful in the snow...Lovely walk thanks for sharing....

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  6. I love the American Horse...with the water drops. Beautiful!

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  7. Beautifully done! I have only been there once but would like to visit again. Love your horse pic.

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  8. how beautiful in the winter. i saw the artist that does the driftwood horses on pbs just recently. it's amazing how she puts those together.

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  9. Such a beautiful post, wonderful place and amazing photos. It sounds like a lovely walk

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  10. Sarah, these are beyond lovely. The one with the droplets on the horse, the close up, just made me stop dead in my tracks. Wow! Really beautiful.

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  11. Sarah these are gorgeous what a great walk.

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  12. Hi Sarah,

    Beautiful photos as always. I am really enjoying your walk and click posts. The sculptures of the horses really spoke to me.. especially the 3rd one.

    I received your lovely postcard.. Thank you so much!! :)
    With love,
    geetlee

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  13. I enjoyed my "walk" with you! I love your detail shots.

    xoxo

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  14. What a beautiful walk!! I love the sculpture in the snow and the beauty of snow on the faded flower! I love to walk when I'm along, it's so peaceful!

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  15. Another beautiful walk!! The first photo is gorgeous! Love the eyes on the American Horse!

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  16. I love that first shot of the snowy fence - perfectly framed - and I'm fascinated by that horse made out of...driftwood? That's amazing. What a great place for a winter photo walk! Having it all to yourself? Pure bonus.

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