Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer Garden Days

A few months ago, I went to the Elizabeth Gamble Garden for a photo excursion. The gardens are visited by many artists and I spied this lady painting the garden under her umbrella. She looked like a painting herself in this little scene.

There were lots of bees, just pollenating away. They move so fast, it was hard to capture them before they moved on to the next flower.

I love topiaries and was pleasantly surprised to find this giant bunny next to the carriage house.

There was so many varieties of flowers - it was truly a lovely estate. How wonderful it must have been to live there back 100 years ago. It was built in 1902 by Edwin Gamble, son of the co-founder of Proctor and Gamble. His daughter Elizabeth lived in the house until she was 92. When she passed in 1981, she gave the estate to the city of Palo Alto. How lucky we are to have this little piece of living history to tour and enjoy.

All photos processed with Cracker Jack photo texture and additional textures by Kim Klassen Cafe for Texture Tuesday. 



Deanna said...

What a lovely blog you have. Your latest post does remind me of a Monet painting. Have a happy week ahead.

Pat Mark said...

Very nice, I think the texture adds such a vintage look when it is used. Especially flowers. Great place to have to do photos.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful place! I love the bumble, they are so hard to capture in a photo. Lovely photos and texture work.

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, this is a beautiful place! I love your photos and the KK textures you've applied. So pretty!
Have a great week!