Thursday, July 30, 2009

SkyWatch Friday # 55

These are my last SWF photos from the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens which was our destination when we drove to Richmond a couple of weekends ago. It truly is the best garden we have ever seen and I can recommend it to anyone who has the chance of visiting. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Plants and trees and blue skies, that's about it until next Friday. Have a great weekend everyone.



Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting SkyWatch Friday. Friday’s are a time for us all to get together and look at each other’s sky photos from all over the world. If you want to join in you can click right here.

33 comments:

Janie said...

It looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love your shots of the flowers and trees against the sky.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Thanks for sharing your visit with us ... the skies and flowers are lovely ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You sure you don't have any more pictures? I've enjoyed them. I like the fluffy clouds in the blue sky in your picture today.

Ebie said...

Hi Ms Denise, the flowers are just amazing against the blue skies. And I am never disappointed with your shots!

Tabib said...

Beautiful flowers with the great blue sky backdrop.
Love it!, have a great weekend.

Photo Cache said...

It looks like a place worth a visit. I love that second image.

erin said...

nice captures ms. denise. we were in richmond saturday...but, did not get to anything cultural. it was so hot there. beautiful skies but HOT. off to the mountains and lake this weekend.

have a wonderful weekend.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I guess I won't be posting this week for skywatch after all due to a computer issue -but I've been able to slip in. The top one here looks like a place I'd like to be..and reminds me of a book I've got- (Monet's Garden) I bet you enjoyed this. We have plenty of foliage here but hey..the up keep..wouldn't you love to say "I want this cleared out" ha..we do it but then there is the reward huh! The little yellow one looks like an herb?
Well, thanks for your encouraging words on my blog too- Hope you have a great weekend Denise..it's just around the corner-

Cloudia said...

Number 2 was extraordinary!
Come to da spiral tomorrow for some miniature mania; Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Brit Gal Sarah said...

This really does look like a wonderful place to while away some time Denise. I love the way the plants you pictured against the sky almost resemble trees.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the way you kept the composition consistent in all of the shots!

Regina said...

A beautiful garden indeed.
All are great shots!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Lanny said...

I like the addition of the plants and trees into the sky pics!

MedaM said...

If only I could take a walk through that beautiful botanic garden! Your photos are really beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Denise!
Your pictures are always perfect!I loved these series and fabulous colour sky!
God bless you
Léia

Bim said...

I love especially the flowers against the sky. The gardens look like a peaceful place to be.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I always cherish your skies for you always graced them with flowers. Am sure you'll miss this beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing your garden visits under your summer skies.

jabblog said...

Very tranquil photographs - must be a lovely place to visit and wander round, especially on a fine day.

diane said...

Nothing like blue skies and beautiful plants. I wish i lived close enough to visit.

Eve said...

Very nice sky shots Denise!

Eternally Distracted said...

Once again - Amazing shots

mountain.mama said...

So beautiful! And how nice it wasn't hazy the day you took those pictures.

Nance said...

You sure take good pictures, Denise! They are all very dramatic. I love those Hogweeds against the sky.

That Ridiculous Girl said...

Interesting! I'll have to put this on my "Things to Do" list. I've never been to a garden, at least a "professional" one! I do have an amazon bunch of zucchinis that I planted haphazardly that have now taken over my backyard, but I don't think those pictures would have the same effect as yours! So beautiful!
-That Ridiculous Girl

Tricia said...

Nice photos & that really DOES look like a nice place!

Happy SWF!

imac said...

Beautiful - my fav is the 2nd shot, simple BUT Powerful

Stephany said...

Oh, how I would love to have a stone gazebo. These are gorgeous photos, Denise.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Gorgeous shots Denise. Flowers against a blue sky what better backdrop.
Love the gazebo...thanks for sharing.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Gorgeous. I love the look of plants against the sky... heavenly.

Wenche said...

It looks like a beautiful garden. The photos of the flowers are superb. It looks like a place were I can spend some hours:)

Tammie Lee said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your sky photos!

Kay said...

Your photos here a beautiful. I have joined your blog so I can enjoy them.

Kay

Arija said...

I love the way you have made use of those beautiful gardens for skywatch.