Monday, July 27, 2009

Gardens & Houses

I took tons of pictures on our trip, not that unusual for me. Having a new camera really made it fun. I am still learning how to use all the features and this was a great opportunity to try them all out. God love Bill who never once said "come on, let's go" or "you've taken a picture of every house down here". And I love my camera! Over 400 pictures on this trip with no kids was a lot of pictures. But I am having so much fun playing with them in Photoshop and learning about that whole world. So here are a few that I have not done anything with in Photoshop yet otherwise it would be Christmas before I posted them.

Ethan is really into architecture right now so I took plenty of the houses and the detail on them. We walked the Battery three times. It is so beautiful to have these houses on one side and walk along the water. I love the ocean, the smell of the water and the feel of it in the air. I love old houses like these so it was the best of both worlds for both of us.

Our walking tour ended at the Battery during low tide. There were dolphins swimming right by the shore. I have never seen them that close it was so neat. That I don't have pictures of, I was too busy just standing there in awe. So here are a few of my favorites from our walks and the gardens of the historic homes. Enjoy!

Rainbow Row (below)

Rainbow Row

Cobblestone streets...

with iron work everywhere

Favorite garden pictures....

Love these palms below.

I believe this is Crepe Myrtle (?). It was all over the trees. Our tour guide said it flowers for about 4 months and you will see it in different colors.

Help, what is this? Some sort of fig? I saw these in a couple of the yards of the homes we toured.

And my favorite picture from all the gardens is this little pink flower. Not so much because of the actual flower but how the picture turned out.

This is a lily from the fresh flowers in the hotel lobby. They smelled so good.

Can't remember the name of these but I love the color. Blue in a garden is one of my favorites.

Another lily, we had these Rubrum Lily's in our wedding.

Thought these were neat. I've never seen them before and have no idea what they are!


Gretchen said...

I really need to get that camera; those pictures are beautiful!!!!

Rob M. said...

I wonder if Ethan would like to have all my architecture books and papers???

Jennifer James said...

Love the pictures! That picture of the pink flower is amazing!!