Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Atlanta Botanical Garden, with friends

For the second year, we went with friends to the home school day at the Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful fall day. The highlights, for me, were the carniverous plants, the large collection of different water lilies, the many unique scarecrows that were designed by different groups in Atlanta, the Orchids, the large ant sculpture and so many amazing plants! The kids loved the Venus flytraps, the lilies, the Childrens' garden playground and playing tag and duck duck goose on the main lawn.

My inner evil "fly lady" (murderous fly swatting mad-woman)loved watching these plants so easily attract their prey. If only it could be that easy.

Can you see the blue dragonfly?


"Disco Crow" was pretty groovy.

This scarecrow was created by a knitting association in Atlanta and was titled, "Getting Ready For Winter". It was my favorite one.



If you are botanically inclined, there's lots more flowers from today on my flickr badge to the right.

7 comments:

kelli said...

Beautiful pictures Madeline, so colorful, love it! I also favor that scarecrow :)

diana-still-evolving said...

My favorite too ♥ I can't wait to unpack my yarn!!! My mom sent me with some new wool and my cousin has requested one of my striped purses for Xmas :) Now to get a comfy sofa to sit on... ;)

Madeline said...

Diana, You're there! yay! Here's to your comfy sofa being ready for you soon. Wish I could use wool. It makes me itch.

Angie said...

Hello, Madeline. Beautiful pictures. We have an awesome botanical garden in St Paul also - the kids love it.

Have a great day.

Sara said...

The botanical gardens was one of those magical places we visited as a child. Love the offerings of balls of yarn at the bottom of the scarecrow. LOL. Good call on The Weepies too!

Alecto said...

You know, I have this morbid fascination with meat eating plants. Part of me is delighted that something is helping me eliminate the fly population but the bigger part has me wanting to run screaming from them in sheer horror. And given my love of all things swamp, that's just a bizarre response! Something must have occured in my formative years...

mindy said...

Madeline, I LOVE your photographs. You have an amazing eye for capturing the unique beauty of sometimes simple objects.