Thursday, August 30, 2012

LEGOS in the garden

Recently, we visited Reiman Gardens to see Nature Connects: Sculptures built with LEGO bricks. Here are some of the sculptures, as well as a few shots of the gardens.

Inside the visitor center, butterflies and moths in the process of metamorphosis. There is also an indoor butterfly garden.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, created with 37,481 LEGO pieces

Rose, created with 41,242 LEGO pieces

I LOVE this one: Garden Worker, created with 37,497 LEGO pieces

Bison and calf, created with 45,143 and 16,229 LEGO pieces

 Goldfinches, created using 31,565 LEGO pieces

Lawn Mower, created with 13,704 LEGO pieces

Hummingbird and flower, created with 31,565 LEGO pieces
That's all of the LEGO sculptures that I have to show; there are others, however. Visit the gardens or their website to see more.

Do you have a favorite LEGO sculpture? Mine is the bison and calf.

Now to the gardens for a few photos.

So glad you came by. Today I am linking to Fertilizer Friday and Open House

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tea from Uganda

A favor from the wedding of Kimberly and Andrew

Kimberly grew up in our area, attended our church, and went to Africa as a missionary.

Kimberly met and fell in love with Andrew in Uganda. They came to the U.S. and were married on Saturday.

 I got out my "Buzz" teapot to make some Ugandan tea.

 Muffins, in this case chocolate chip muffins, make a nice accompaniement to a cup of tea.

"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world." ~Tien Yiheng

Linking to Tea Time Tuesday, Tea in the garden, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The essence of summer: Mosaic Monday

My goal today is to revisit some mosaics that I really like. Hope you'll enjoy them as well. To me, this is the essence of summer: flowers and gardening.

"It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not." ~W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish, 1936

Linking to Bloomin' Tuesday, Mosaic Monday

Friday, August 24, 2012

Today's Flowers

Late August in my gardens - past peak, but still a number of things to look at and enjoy:

 Beginnnings of an (almost) all-white garden border

Close up of the same area. I've been pleased to find some annuals on sale to fill in at very low prices (as low as 50 cents).

 East side of the border garden  is looking nice.

 Cypress vine

 Gerbera daisies

' Claire de Lune'

 Kiss me over the garden gate in the foreground with the sweet autumn clematis behind it

 'Simon Estes'

 'Pinky Winky'

I leave you today with the ultimate "Woman Cave" (in a friend's garden). Enjoy!

Linking to Fertilizer Friday and Open House

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mosaic Love: Summer Floral Edition

Just flowers today. Enjoy this little taste of summer!

Aren't daylilies the best!?!

"Gardens are a form of autobiography." ~Sydney Eddison

Linking to Mosaic Monday, Bloomin' Tuesday


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