Back to the Gardens

I took another trip to Gibbs Gardens yesterday – I figured since I bought the four season pass I might as well get my money’s worth.  Besides, it is a great place to grab a little soul nourishment.

On my first trip, I was delighted by the millions of daffodils that were blossoming, as well as the friendly frogs that were swimming around in one of the many ponds.  This time, I was captivated by a flock of Cedar Waxwings that were flitting about amongst the trees surrounding the pond that, before long, will be filled with water lilies.

Most of them stayed obscured by branches or a bit out of the range of my lens, but every now and then one would land close enough for me to fire off a quick click of the shutter.


The bright morning light cast such a lovely glow over them.

Several glorious flowers (a few friends have told me they look like Poppies) were blooming and practically begged to have their picture taken.

I know little about flowers, but I find the center section to be absolutely fascinating – like a cross between an undersea creature and something from outer space.

Ah…incredibly simple, yet simply incredible.

My goal (hold me to it!) is to try and return to this lovely location every month as I feel certain their will always be fresh beauty to behold.


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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9 Responses to Back to the Gardens

  1. Trail Walker says:

    Terrific pictures, Kathy. I am already looking forward to your monthly posts. My walks in Holden Arboretum are similar in purpose. I love to watch the seasons change and, like your Gibbs Garden, the Arboretum is a fantastic place to do it.

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful pics Kathy of a very serious looking bird.

  3. SamediSearch says:

    WOW I love those birds Cedar Waxwings

  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Wow I loved all the photos Kathy 💜 cedar waxwings are so incredible 😍
    That would be a special treat for us if you visit the gardens every month 😀

  5. Cedar Waxwings are gorgeous birds, great photos!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Beautiful photos! It looks like a wonderful and very peaceful place to visit! Cedar Waxwings are such a joy to see. I never tire of their beauty. And your poppies are one of my favorite flowers. 🌈💕🌼

  7. Tiny says:

    The poppy is stunning!

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