Saturday, May 30, 2009

Oak Park - Great Water Features

More fun with the macro lens on the weekend. I just can't help myself! When I look through that new lens it is like a whole new world that I lose track of time in. I just might have to start a whole new photo gallery site so I can share.

On Friday we spent the afternoon walking the boardwalk at the Irwin Prairie Metro Park. It has been many years since we visited this location and it was exactly how I remembered it. Funny how we use to enjoy visiting this park at the beginning of my husband and I's life together. I can't help but remember how much we enjoyed our time in that park and now we have our own little 'park' we call home. to the right is a collage of photos I put together from our trip. I wanted to share with you the wonderful iris that grew wild in the wet lands. Look at the optical grass of sort that grows with the iris. Wonderful Day - I hope I captured a little piece of it's beauty. Click on the image for an UP CLOSE look.




On the way home we stopped at Oak Park Water Garden. Please visit their website by clicking on their name in the last sentence for a full list of the wonderful products they carry. I was very impressed with their selection of shrubs. I love the way they use the large colorful vases in the garden landscaping. I am thinking about using some of these in my shade garden this year. The biggest challenge is deciding on a color because of the wide selection.



Pictured above are ust a few of the water features at this location. Hard to believe this peaceful water garden was on busy Airport Hwy. They are located just a few miles from I-75 and the Turnpike. Such a peaceful way to end the day.

Sharing the photos and events in this blog entry was a great way to end my busy day. My muscles are super tired from planting most of the veggie garden all day today. I hope to share that work with you soon with photos on this blog.

Happy Weekend Garden Friends,

13 comments:

Denise said...

Hi Bren, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment. I have enjoyed coming here very much. You have a wonderful blog and your photos are incredible. Always great to meet someone who has as much a love for photography as I do. There are a lot of us out here in blog land isn't that great? :) Have a super Sunday!

So blessed! said...

Wow Bren...those pics are just beautiful. Your camera takes such awesome pics. Looks like you had a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful placed. I love the water garden. As I post this I have the door open to the patio and can hear the little patio water feature. Like your pictures had sound effects.

Cedar ... said...

Bren, your blog is always a wonderful moment in my day. Your photos are so artistic, and your background music is a perfect partner to the peace of the site. Kudos to you, my blogger friend!

Deb said...

Hi Bren...thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your garden. Seems as though you have mastered the art of mosaics.

Mary said...

Hi Bren, It's so nice to "meet" you! Thanks so much for visiting Little Red House, and leaving such a sweet comment. I actually have two other photoblogs which are all garden and nature related:

http://inasoftlight.blogspot.com
http://mary-simplethings.blogspot.com

I have really enjoyed reading some of your posts. Your photography is so beautiful! I will look forward to visiting you often. :)

Naturegirl said...

Bren: Your macro photography is wonderful! I enjoyed my visit here and loved your little Boo! Every garden needs a bit of a fur ball exploring. Nice to meet you!
Enjoy photography up close and personal in macro!

Jill of All Trades said...

Love the pictures. I wish I had the time to garden like I would like, so I feed the need by visiting your wonderful blog.

Mrs. E said...

Beautiful pictures! Amazing what you can do with a camera, Bren! I am quite jealous!

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Bren! Come visit me...I left a gift on my blog for you. I hope it brings a smile to your face!

Exquisite photos in this post!
~ Karrita

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Bren, great collages! I love playing with the macro setting on the camera too! Your dark bearded iris...WOW!
Lynn

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful collages..I was very intrigued by the Orange Rose..I want to know more! The Blue Flag Iris is stunning! :)

Tamara Jansen said...

I just LOVE your photos! Your collages are just gorgeous :)