Monday, May 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Point

T Looks at Flowers
I mentioned Friday that we hit a local garden, Thanksgiving Point, last week.  It's very close to my house, so I have no idea why I've never visited before.  But this won't be the last visit, in fact I'm thinking a season pass is in my future.  It was beautiful - and from a photography standpoint it was a great place to experiment.

Tree by Stream
We were there about an hour before sunset so the light was all golden and amazing.

Stream with Sun
Isn't it amazing the way a change of scenery can suddenly make your creative spark shine so much brighter?

I love the way blogging connects us with talented people - they inspire me and push me to keep going.  Usually this inspiration keeps me exploring with a camera, but a while back I discovered a very talented lady, Tina Jo, who is an artist, photographer, and songwriter, whose song "Gingerbread Man" has been released as a single - how cool is that!
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36 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

Beautiful! It's always fun to find new places in your "backyard."

Lisa RedWillow said...

Jamie this place looks beautiful. I would be there day in and out when I had time. Loved the photos.

maureen said...

What a lovely place, and those are some amazing photos you took. You are right, the light was fabulous. And that makes all the difference doesn't it?

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful area - looks like a place you should folick! Or something like that.

ELK said...

your discovered a gem here .. spark for sure!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful pics sis!

Ms. Becky said...

oh, I'd like to walk these gardens - you've captured them so beautifully Jamie. I love the design and I'm just in awe of the light and color here. isn't springtime wonderful? thanks for sharing the jazzy goodness of Gingerbread Man!

i.ikeda said...

What a gorgeous park! I completely agree on certain places getting our creative juices flowing. And I love it even more when I accidently end up in one of them - it's like a surprise visit from Santa.

Your photos are amazing, you really see the beauty and translate it for us.

And yes, Tina is amazing, isn't she? I love her single.

Stampmouse said...

oh what a beautiful place.

Stampmouse said...

oh what a beautiful place.

Angie Willis said...

What a beautiful garden and the spring colours are just gorgeous.

R Montalban said...

That is a very pretty garden :-)

Krystal said...

aww pretty garden pictures!! you seem to be doing good based on creativity, haha :)

Anna said...

Looks like a great find. Such lovely photos! I'd choose hanging out there too. It will be beautiful as the seasons and flowers change.

Tamer Nabil Moussa said...

Place more than wonderful nature of the great

Greetings

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Oh how lovely! Yes, I was finally able to go fora walk this past weekend, it is so good to get out and feel that spark!

tinajo said...

Oh - how sweet you are to link to this single! Thanks so much for your kind words, they mean more than you could ever imagine! I´ll tell Patrick too - will make him happy! :-)

Have a great day! :-)

Marisa said...

That garden looks so perfect. I'd like to be there now. It could be my happy place :)

Rosie said...

This looks so wonderful Jamie! Definitely a place to visit more than once! Have a wonderful week!

~Kristina said...

i love the tree in that second image. so beautifully photographed.

urban muser said...

looks like a lovely place. and i agree, a change of scenery can have that positive effect on your creativity!

Courtney said...

What a gorgeous place! You went at the best time of day. Beautiful!

lisa said...

Your photographs are just beautiful Jamie!
I absolutely love all of the wonderful color in the second one.
It looks like Thanksgiving Point is a photographer's dream!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

These are truly gorgeous! Xoxo

krissilugbill said...

that looks like a beautiful park. I love places like that. being outside inspires me the most. These pictures are truly beautiful and beautiful light. your photos seriously are just getting better and better

muminsearch.com said...

What a beautiful garden! And it looks like you love tulips even more than I do.

Clare B said...

Great colours in all the tulip beds... and fantastic song!

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow. That place is BEAUTIFUL!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

WOW, Jamie...so, so beautiful! LOVE that funky tune.

Cindy said...

it looks beautiful there and you're timing was perfect - the golden hour. love the vibrancy in your photos!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

That is one beautiful garden. No doubt you will find plenty of inspiration there.

The Felix Family said...

I absolutely love Thanksgiving Point. It just seems so clean and refreshing there. Once again, those pictures are beautiful!

Amy said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! These pictures made me smile :)

Indie.Tea said...

Oo, it is beautiful. Very peaceful and calming too. Those tulips are just lovely...

the runaway romantique said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful! It makes me want to go there so badly :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

<3 the runaway

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely pictures...
Greetings from France,

Pierre

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