Thursday, August 26, 2010

RAINBOW SUMMER SCHOOL ~ BLUE

I'M LATE, I'M LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE! 

Miss Jenny's Summer School 
I have an excuse!  A really good one!

I was helping one of my best friends Terry celebrate her 50th Birthday!  So I hope all is forgiven.
I'm going to share a old post I did all about Blue

BLUE MONDAY - ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN


Today I'm posting some photos I took last year at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  Such a fun place to visit and different flowers blooming all year long along with great fountains and other displays... 


 
The following information is from the Botanical Gardens website:

Created for the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2004, Dale Chihuly's Levy Parterre Fountain Installation is a one-of-a-kind sculpture in blue and white, interpreting shapes and colors of water, ice and sky. A captivating assemblage of twisting, brightly colored glass, the sculpture sparkles in Levy Parterre Fountain, where it is especially lovely lit up after dark. See it sparkle from a whole new perspective, the top of the recently renovated Alston Overlook.
This is one gorgeous fountain!  My photo does not do it justice.

One of my favorite spots in the gardens is the Lilly Pond

 





  The reflections are so pretty and the blue's are beautiful!




Thanks Miss Jenny!  Please visit all the other Blue posts

Always,
Linda

29 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from rainbow blue summer school!!! Love your blue! Blue is my favorite, even more than red! I love the lilly pond!!

Debbie said...

Well we will excuse you for you tardiness! What a pretty fountain is right. I love lily pads!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Magnificient blues. I love the lilly pads in the pond, so pretty and peaceful.

hugs
Sissie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful shots. I have never been there. Guess I need to go some time.

Susan said...

Great shots, Linda, especially that one of the "hose." What WAS that, anyway. Susan

Brenda said...

Pretty blues. First week I have participated in summer school. I have been so busy with summer projects I had to take a break.

edenhills said...

Oh those are lovely blue pictures.

Teresa

Chatty Crone said...

Great shots - you are a great photographer. Maybe you should or could start your own business? sandie

Sarah said...

Great shots, Linda! It's important to celebrate milestone birthdays. Hope you all had fun! ~ sarah

Diann said...

That sculpture is amazing!

Rose said...

great photos. i don't think I've ever been to the botanical darden. maybe in the future. rose

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, lovely photos...especially liked the sculpture. Joni

Susan said...

Oh, I like your new blog title background. Very pretty. And I do like the blue glass sculpture at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Gorgeous. It reminds me of a glass artist my mother likes so much and for the life of me, I can't remember his name. Oh well. :-)

The water lilies are so magical looking. I've always wanted a pond and lilies in my back yard and spend the evenings listening to the frogs serenading one another.

I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your friend Terry's birthday.

Happy Weekend to you,
Susan
Oh! I'll be posting about the "big thing" I have been wanting to tell you about in my post tomorrow for Tasha Tudor Day.

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Nezzy said...

Here's sendin' a big old Ozarks HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you sweet friend Terry!

I love your blue pics, kinda' like Wonderland!

God bless and have a fantastic Friday!!! :o)

NO TIME TO SAY HELLO, GOODBYE, I'M LATE, I'M LATE, I'M LATE...........

Jo said...

the photographs are stunning ... i really like the lily pond photos!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, wow, what beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful place to visit and only about two hours away for us. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for coming by my Pink saturday post and leaving me the sweet comment. Hope you have a great weekend!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

gail said...

Hi Linda-your new header and background look great!
Happy 50th to your friend. The fountain is beautiful and the twisty blue sculpture thingy is amazing.
thanks for always being so sweet in your comments,
gail

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Linda..
I saw your comment on Patti's blog about the Sanibel Islands..I'd love to go there but I get seasick...If I could walk on water I'd go tomorrow...lol
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, that fountain is amazing! I'd love to see that in person. The lilly pond is so pretty. I always think those lillies are too pretty to be real. They look like somebody threw flowers into the water! Have a great weekend. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I forgot, I wanted to tell you that the butterfly picture in your header is beautiful. laurie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
Tardy is just fine with me:) Beautiful pics...love that fountain!

Blessings,
Linda

Jingle said...

blue water is cool,
love your choices of blue shots.
Happy Friday!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous blown glass. Is it Chihuly! The color is exceptional.

Suzanne said...

So pretty Linda! I especially love the deep blue water and Lilly pads are some of my favorites. I'm sorry I missed out on other colors of the rainbow this summer. I think I need to do some blog reading here;)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, gosh. That glass is just gorgeous. What beautiful pictures you took.

Annesphamily said...

I love that lily pond! What a beautiful and calming post Linda! Thanks for sharing today. Anne

Anitra Cameron said...

Wow. So beautiful and serene. I'd love to visit in person, but your photos went a long way towards letting me be there. Thank you for sharing such loveliness with us.

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful blue pictures....love it...bkm

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to Terry!

Any friend of yours...

Lovely pictures. So restful and charming.

I really enjoyed my little stop here...even though you didn't have any birthday cake to share with us!

Thank you for linking.

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