Friday, April 15, 2011

Near the gazebo

Taking a break from blogging this weekend. We have company coming.

We always head for the gazebo on Lake Caroline at Meadowlark Gardens. It's a great place to view the koi, and today there were a couple of turtles.

This very handsome weather vane is on the roof and Gregg likes the caps on the posts. He took both these shots. The caps look like a burnished copper.

Some of the koi are large, at least two feet.

I found the patterns in the water fascinating. The photo below hasn't been tampered with, it is how it came out.

You can buy fish food for $1 at the visitors center and the koi seem to circle the gazebo when people are around. There are often children with parents and they always seem to be having a lot of fun. There is an actual children's garden on the other side of the hill.

The turtles are also looking for food.

26 comments:

  1. Another interesting and beautifully illustrated post Denise.
    Sorry I've been absent - struggling with my depression at the moment.
    JJ

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  2. Two feet? Wow! That is absolutely huge. Fabulous photos, Denise! I'm so glad you're having a wonderful spring.

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  3. Lovely pics! I hope you have a great time with your weekend guests.

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  4. Great pictures, Denise. It looks like a lovely place to visit, I especially would enjoy seeing the fish.

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  5. could that gazebo shot be more beauteous??

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  6. The koi are lovely - quite fascinating (and sometimes exceedingly expensive!!)
    The patterns on the water are beautiful - a really serendipitous shot.
    Enjoy your weekend:-)

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  7. What a fantastic place- and great photographs, hope you have a fantastic weekend !

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  8. What a wonderful place to visit. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Lovely photos and sharing. Your reflection is real nice.

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  10. Liked the pictures, always like nature pictures. This was also very interesting. Have a nice weekend and thanks for coming by.

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  11. What a wonderful spot and what glorious photos. I must admit the turtle is my favorite. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  12. Hi Denise!
    I am updating and I enjoyed your goose caper, the cherry blossoms, and your wonderful photographs and words.

    I am missing TF and Luiz seem to be having problems. I hope it blooms again.

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Sounds wonderful. I'm in Washington DC and behind in reading blogs. Hope you have (or had) a great and wonderful time where you are going. I just wish that I were going there, too. :)

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  14. Wonderful photos, Denise. Those Koi are BIG. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. very nice shots.

    see you when you return :-)





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  16. Great shots of the fish and turtles under the water. The water patterns are cool. Those trees look gorgeous next to the gazebo. Have a fun weekend with friends.

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  17. That looks a delightful looking place. I once heard that goldfish grow to suit the size of the bowl so if the carp are living in a lake you should get a few stonking ones.

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  18. I'm back again! I just had to tell you your header is spectacular! Wow!

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  19. We all need a break after a winder like we just had.

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  20. Beautiful place! I love the coloring on the first Koi and the pattern on the water. Happy Saturday and enjoy your time away.

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  21. How beautiful! I just love that first photo!

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  22. What a tranquil looking locale --love the photos.

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  23. Bonjour Denise,
    I love all pictures, mainly the cute turtles! ;)
    And your header is awesome!
    hugs and a nice week ahead
    Léia

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  24. So beautiful. I especially love that first scene. Enjoy your company.

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  25. Hope you are having a great weekend. Love the photos of the Koi.

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  26. What a great location for a gazebo. Looks like a great place for bird, fish, and turtle watching!

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