Sunday, April 11, 2010
Eat Your Heart Out, Monet
Jim and I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden this morning, assuming if we went early we could beat the crowds we knew such a nice day would draw. Well, you know what they say about assuming... The place was packed at 10:00, and we parked on the street a couple blocks away. But oh, was it worth it! The place is a kaleidoscope of color, with Mother Nature definitely at her best. This is the time of year when you really need to go to the garden every week to see the landscape evolve.
It was sensory overload with the brilliant flowers and array of scents in the air. I shot a bunch of photos with the new camera Jim gave me for Christmas, giving a heartfelt shout-out to whomever invented digital cameras so I could experiment without guilt. I cannot draw or paint worth a darn, so photography enables me to be an artist in another form. I only wish I had the poetic words to describe what my eyes were seeing.
I should perhaps mention that Jim got me a digital SLR in anticipation of the book I hope to do on the barn quilts of Iowa. Okay...no pressure to get on with that book now. Just because I'm still marketing my first book, and trying to finish up my second...no worries.