Thursday, April 2, 2009

Embellishments are the key

My visit to Longwood Gardens continues today, only this time there aren’t any flowers. These are some of the extra little things that I saw during my walk that caught my eye.

The photo below was one of several hanging lamps that adorned one of the garden sections. You can see the clear roof of the conservatory above.

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I took the next one in the ballroom. It was very dark in there, but standing under one of the chandeliers, you’d never know it, would you? Look at all the rays shooting out from the circle’s edge. And I loved the pale pink color. It was more of a champagne, actually.

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This picture was taken while strolling down to the treehouse. There’s a little old-fashioned water fountain that awaits thirsty visitors. I like the moss-covered brick.

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And below we have an adornment on one of the bridges (left photo) and a playful ornament above one of the fountains in the children’s garden.

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And speaking of embellishments, I had some business cards made by my lab where I get my photos processed. I use mpix.com when I sell my prints. They did a good job on my cards, but my husband took one look at it and told me this:

“Well, you could have picked a better flower, you know. This one looks like it has a giant hard-on.” Oh, he’s ever the funny one, he is. The flower I used for the card can be seen here. I posted it on Tuesday and never would have thought it looked like that. Well, until now. Oy vey.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

35 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Oh. Dear.

Treasia said...

Tell him that you are promoting safe sex. Cause it's got it's ribbed condom on. LOL. hahaha

Ellen said...

We know where his thoughts are - in the conservatory!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

MEN!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Ya, but it's a gorgeous hard on... wooo hooo...

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Elaine Dale said...

He missed his calling, he should be doing Stand Up routines (pardon the pun).

Woman in a Window said...

um, nope, i didn't see that one coming either. um, i didn't even plan that, seriously, it just happened. (I need therapy, or a stronger edit button!)

Flea said...

Your husband's a real card. Ha.

gnubee said...

Oh goodness, no wonder my friend kept telling me she loved your blog. She's always telling me about your beautiful photographs and your sense of humor. Today was a good day to check in!

And your photos are lovely! Love the use of textures! Looking forward to coming back.
~Claudia

Joy said...

Love the Longwood Garden photos, but I'll never see a hibiscus flower the same way every again ;)

Char said...

tsk, tsk - now he says so...LOL just like a husband, right?

but as always, your shots are beautiful. such a fine eye you have.

shara said...

1. Love the photos. If I am ever out that way, I need to visit the Garden.

2. I saw your photos from your post and didn't see that. Now, I can't help but see it! What a lovely flower...

3. Size isn't everything, but it sure helps.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Spoken like a true man. Oh my.

willow said...

Lovely pix!

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Daryl said...

Ummm ... well ...

Deb said...

:::giggle::: this only proves that men think of sex every 53 seconds!

Maria said...

I love how you noticed and were aware of different things and at different viewpoints, thanks for sharing that perspective.
As for the flower, he has a point there, I had a similiar reaction to it when I first saw it in your post, but that maybe a good marketing picture, people surely aren't going to forget it now :)

flowrgirl1 said...

Beautiful place. thanks for sharing.

Shimmy Mom said...

Your photos are gorgeous as usual Kate, I loved them all, even the hard one, which I didn't think of either, so I think you'll be alright. It sounds like your hubby always has the same thing on his mind as mine does.
*hugs*

Jeannelle said...

The lamp details are gorgeous! And, the brickwork of the bridge. You have a wonderful eye!

(Your flower link...well....flowers are just that way....very uninhibited.)

Fenway said...

Your husband has a good eye! Excuse me, but I just couldn't help it.

Luscious photos...the mossy bricks are outstanding.

Fenway posed for some daffodils for you...check it out!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Oo, oo, oo, love the architectural details you found there. I saw that flower photo the other day and I didn't see the phallic symbol, but that's men for you.
Laura

KathyB. said...

The details are beautiful! I especially love the ram planter / statuary! Would fit in nicely with my place...and your husband's comment on your cards...ha-ha!

NonnyBoop said...

Your hubby tells it like he sees it, doesn't he?LOL What must the conversation be like between him and George while they are out taking pictures? Can't wait to read what he says or does next.LOL
Have a great evening.

Spruce Hill said...

well if you look at it with that in mind it is quite obvious, Men always are thinking that way :)

Hilary said...

Great photos today as always.

Kacey said...

Males. Gotta love 'em. I think... ;)

WarPony said...

The pictures are just lovely. makes me want to go visit.

Also, hahaha, your husband's comment made me laugh.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

flowers are very phallic ... it just draws the bees to it! LOL

Sue said...

Hi Kate....great pictures of Longwood Gardens...one of my brothers used to live close by there...and I hate to say it but your husband is right about the flower picture....

Donalyn said...

On of these days out garden club may actually get there - we talk about it every year.

I'm guessing Longwood Gardens isn't likely to offer your husband a job as a guide :0

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Oh Kate....... what a great eye you have for beauty! Love the moss covered brick..... and wouldn't you love to own that hanging lamp??? So gorgeous.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

..... and about the flower....."oy vey" is right!!! :)

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