“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis
The Virginia Arboretum is always a favorite place for photography in any season but especially in the Autumn season. Whether you photograph nature’s beauty in full display or create photographic abstracts from the season delights, it is a season of anticipation and satisfaction and completion with a treasure trove of beauty. @jacyjoypals
The most satisfying photography is that which captures the beauty of Creation in all of its glory in the gardens but also displayed so beautifully in art in the home. This is what photographers and artists that capture landscapes, florals and living things love most. We see it, love it, capture it, share it and then enjoy the art of it displayed. Thus it is in the Promise Gardens, beauty on display outdoors and beauty continued in the home. The photography below showcases favorites of roses-peonies created for a design palette in a huge “Art on Canvas” display that becomes the focal point of any interior design. The colors “POP” and draw the viewer into the room and sets a tranquil mood of beauty. _jacyjoypals
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The Flowers by Robert Louis Stevenson
All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.
Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames–
These must all be fairy names!
Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!
Fair are grown-up people’s trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.
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The beautiful bronze Lydia adorned and boasting beautiful coleus flowers shows off her beauty as the sun shines on her. This is her new color for 2018 as she lights up the corner Promise Garden. From original white to blue to bronze she always shines and perfects the show in the Promise Gardens. She models in frames for 2018.