Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Setting the Scene


One last arboretum post, but in this case I saved the best for last.  As I walked through the gardens I noticed a table covered in plants with a tea pot and cups.  I started looking closer and realized it was an entire Alice in Wonderland scene that had been set up in the garden.  Just looking at it made me happy!  I took a ton of pictures trying to find the perfect angle and to capture the whimsy of the scene.


My only complaint - I think they need a larger cheshire cat.


A little further down the path I was surprised by a scene that was even more fitting for a garden in Kentucky.  A chair with hat, gloves, gardening tools with a bottle of bourbon waiting for the tired gardener.


I felt like the arboretum gardeners had set the scene just for me.  

As I worked on what felt like an endless series of reports today, the Chris Martin/Michael Stipe version of "In the Sun" came on.  I found myself returning to the song several times.  It seemed to help me focus and relax, just like my weekend stroll through the arboretum did.

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13 comments:

The Estes Family said...

I love those pics!! I agree with you about the cat:)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love that table in the garden. I never would have thought to use it as a focal point like that and not just for actual seating. Sweet.

Jennifer said...

I love finding the "unexpected" in a garden. Wonderful!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful playful whimsy! Thanks for sharing these happy pics! :)

Maureen @ Cottage 960 said...

Oh isn't that the most fun. I love the chair and bottle of bourbon. You really found some great shots there.

Nicole said...

Don't ya think that Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter would make an awesome addition to that photo? :)

J. said...

What a cool place!

justinegordon said...

this looks such a lovely place, what an amazing table and the cheshire cat!

Hazydaisy said...

You got some superb shots at the arboretum, looks a wonderful place to go and wander round.
Love the song and the video- brought back memories of that spinning fairground ride where the floor fell away and you were stuck to the sides as it spun like a centrifuge! I think it was called "The Rotor" and it made me nauseous for days after!

R Montalban said...

That sounds like a great garden to visit

gibknitty said...

love that video!

Leah said...

I love Michael Stipe! Thanks for sharing.

cindy said...

i love the garden settings ... they are so clever and fun. i never heard that song until you mentioned it and it's a keeper!

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