Lantern and Crepe Myrtle petals

When art and nature combine, the results can be awesome


As we were walking through the Japanese garden section of Gibbs Gardens, I stopped to look at this stone oriental lantern and was captivated by the petals that covered it and the surface of the surrounding pond.  The paths here were also covered with the pink petals of the Crepe Myrtle trees that shade the area.  It seemed to be such a wonderful scene of tranquility that I didn’t want to move from this spot.

Sometimes, nature can be overwhelming in its beauty.  When man can enhance this with artistic landscape design, it is really amazing.  That is a big part of why Gibbs Gardens is a place that I visit over and over again.

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
38mm @ f/4.5 – 1/200 sec – ISO 640

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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