photo tour


I had a lovely week enjoying a visit with my best friend Anna, who I haven't seen for a very long time (so long, in fact, that in the period since I last saw her my family has acquired 2 dogs, 1 child who is now 3 years old, and moved across the country--needless to say we had quite a bit of catching up to do). We enjoyed road tripping, swimming, movie-watching, and general girly chatting/dishing/giggling over fashion magazines, etc.

We also spent a fantastic afternoon here, wandering, people-watching, and smelling the roses, so to speak.

The textures and sculptures at the gardens were at least as fascinating as the flora. I was especially captivated by the Thai Pavilion, with its dragon-scaled roof and gold leaf ornamentation. I could have stayed there for hours, gazing into the fountains, watching the ducks, and dreaming about the pavilion's long voyage across the sea. So relaxing.

Where have you traveled this summer? Hopefully you have seen some lovely and new places, whether far away or close to home.

Happy exploring,


  1. I could go for a little time there.

  2. Beautiful photos - thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful! I just sent your link to my sister who lives in Janesville. This would be a perfect day trip before the kids head back to school.

  4. Beautiful pictures. Makes me want to visit. Glad you had a good time with your friend.


  5. Your photos are gorgeous! What a fun way to spend some summer days. It's the best to catch up with old friends!

  6. You made some wonderful photo's! You must have had a great time with such beautiful surroundings. And ofcourse, how could you not, with an old friend with you.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Kim your photos are amazing, especially the paving stones and daisies.

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  8. pretty flowers. I just posted pictures of the baby doll big I made for my doll if you would like to come and see it. I'll be posting pictures my next project on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

    Emily, Age 8

  9. Beautiful all the textures.

  10. That's not too far away from me...I'm in NW Minnesota. I'll have to keep a mental note and travel there someday. Looks relaxing.

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  13. your photography is absolutely inspiring! I would love to hang the daisies and the pebbles up in my house! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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