Yellow glow

The sun put a spotlight on this yellow lily to call everyone to take a look

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Yes, it is October but the water lilies are still showing beautifully at Gibbs Gardens.  We stopped by the gardens on Saturday on our way up to Fausetts Farms in Dawsonville.  It is always nice to stroll around at Gibbs and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

This was the weekend of their Monet Waterlily Festival – Arts and French Market.  There were musicians, arts and crafts vendors and even a mime in the gardens.  I always enjoy when the do special events like this.  The only down side is that it attracts a lot of visitors who have not been here previously and they wander around aimlessly everywhere.  Come on people, get with the program!

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, Georgia, USA

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/9 – 1/250 sec – ISO 400

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Floating flora

Summer is the time to admire gorgeous water lilies at Gibbs Gardens

Yes, it is very hot out but a walk though the manicured paths along the tranquil shoreline of pools filled with brilliant aquatic flowers will take your mind off the heat.  Even when the sun is beating down and we all are looking forward to the cool weather of autumn, the beauty of nature displayed at Gibbs Gardens draw visitors from all over the Atlanta area.

Just looking at the image above brings back vivid memories.  I see the still waters reflecting the shapes and colors to multiply the flower’s beauty.  Small drops bead up on the petals and remind us of the cool relief that water can bring.  If it wasn’t such a perfect vision of peacefulness, I would jump straight in and splash around.

Humm… I may be due for another visit.  Very soon!

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f/6.3 – 1/2000 sec – ISO 640

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