Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Yesterday was the anual Big Brother Big Sister Duck Race. People from all over Richmond gathered at Brown's Island to help support the orginizations that pair mentors up with children who need a postive role model. People can buy a duck to help support the program, and at the end of the festival all the ducks that are purchased make a great big drop into the Canal and "race" to the finish line. Their are various prizes awarded to the first 16 ducks (and their buyer) that cross the finish line. It was a great time, with lots of FREE fun things for kids to do, and lots of photo opprotunities for me! These are just some shots; I have way too many to even begin to share or even show you how great it was. Maybe in the next few posts I'll put some more from yesterday.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Once you've gotten through the bamboo forest, you come upon this beautiful waterfall. It's wonderful to be able to sit there and just enjoy the sights and the sounds of it. There are a bunch of places to sit on huge flat rocks and just relax. It's the perfect hiding spot when you want some peace and quiet, and you can still see all of the chinese garden. I will post the pictures of the flat rocks in another post.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Being right there is almost enough for most people, but it's not even the best part. But that picture comes tomarrow.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
This water looked so refreshing on a hot day of trudging kids up and down hills and in and out of bamboo forests. Unfortunatly you can't swim in this water. It's a fountain type of water fall in the Italian Garden at Maymont Park. This is such a great place because of all the great flowers and a wonderful stair case that runs right along side of this fountain through a bamboo path, past a great waterfall, and into the Japanese Garden. I'll post a picture of the stair case tomarrow .
Here's another view of the fountain with the Lion at the top.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
This is a window at a little cottage that's inside of Maymont Park. I don't believe this cottage actually serves any purpose but it's pretty anyway. I think I could go here everyday for the next year and still find things that I've missed in previous visits.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
This is a close up of a new statue at Maymont Park. It's just outside the mansion next to a reflecting pool. It's called the three sisters.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The other day at work the kids were playing basketball, and while I was watching them I noticed how colorful the baskeballs were against the blue sky. Of course to get this shot I was practically under the basket, and the children were having a great time while I was dodging the oncoming balls.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
This also makes for a great climbing tree for those into that!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
This is hilarious to me! You don't even have to put change in a parking meter anymore! This reminds me of a friend of mine, who if he went downtown alot would do this. It's not even the point that he doesn't have change, it's just that it's technology and he can do it so he will. It takes longer to actually call up the place to pay for you to park, then it does to actually stick the quarter in it to park for 25 minutes. The things we do to make life "simpler".
Monday, July 2, 2007
I was watching people throw clay today and thought it was very intersting. It amazes me that it starts out like this and then because of gentle hands and skillful work it becomes an amazing vase or pot. This was actually spinning and the person working on it took their hands off at just the moment I was taking the picture. This is the inside of this paticular one, and when she is finished with this, it will be 3 times larger.