This oriental style container with tall pussy willows seemed a lovely subject for a Black and White image. The shadow action and the two different colored walls meeting to form a corner also made for a nice contrast!
Another image from the Japanese Gardens. I took many shots of this from all different angles, but for some reason this straight on shot came out the best. I really wanted it from the side to show off the nice angles,and depth. Oh well maybe another time!
There are many new covered walking bridges in Arlington Tx. especially since the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium has been built there. This is a shot of one of the bridges. I loved the lines and design of it. It was pretty hard to find a time when there weren't tons of cars on the road beside it. I had to take many shots to get it as empty as it is in this one.
A glance from about midway down on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens looking up towards the covered pavilion. One of the fountains seems to be rising up towards the clear blue sky. This shot was taken facing west in the late morning. The sky was just a beautiful shade of blue from this direction
Sometimes I'm just drawn to a particular color, shape, or scent of a flower. Well this one just popped out at me and screamed "hello I'm here". The pink is a lovely shade. The petals are beautifully open, and curling at the edges. The center is intact, plus there are small open areas around the center that reveal what is behind it. This is in an area of the gardens that has many benches to sit on, and lots of rocks to climb around on. A truly lovely place to be.
A great find at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. An Iron Butterfly sculpture! The name reminds me of the 1970's LOL! If you look on the ground you can also see most of the outline from the cutout on the seat of the butterfly where the sun is shining through.
I really enjoyed myself here. There are so many facets of the gardens, and so many different types of plants, sculptures, water, and architecture.
This is another shot from the Gardens in Fort Worth. It was just a simple, and natural place. As I approached this fountain I got down on the ground and peaked through the tall grasses and snapped a few shots. This one seemed to be the best representation of how I felt, and what I saw.
On my walk through the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens I found these extremely tiny beautiful lilies growing near a small stream. I haven't been able to find out their name, but to me they look like they should be called Fairy Lilies. If anyone knows the actual name I'd love to know. The color, characteristics, and size of these are fantastic! What do you think?
On a visit to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, I took this straight on image looking out onto the main garden. Notice the lovely flagstone walking area with the columns and shadows. In the distance you'll see the wrought iron fencing overlooking the garden with a fountain in the distance. This was shot mid morning facing into the sun, hence the long shadows!