The color, variety and the soft uplifting fragrance of the room make this an event I really look forward to all year. Another interesting fact for me is the energy of the crowd. I am not a fan of crowds but these people are all so affable, conversational with strangers and polite, it makes the experience even more beautiful. The folks coming out with purchase bags all look like they just adopted a puppy. For more information about orchids, I suggest the American Orchid Society. Yes these are all orchids.
The tip of a butterfly tongue viewed in polarized light by Stephen S. Nagy, M.D. from Helena, Montana. (Stephen S. Nagy, M.D.) Sooooooooooo cool!
“Love creates the unity of heaven and earth.
Love tears apart heaven and earth.
Is love sympathy.
Is love gentleness.
Is love possessiveness.
Is love sexuality.
Is love friendship.
Maybe the rock knows,
Sitting diligently on earth,
Not flinching from cold snowstorms or baking heat.
How much I love you:
You are the only loveable one.
Would you let me grow a little flower of love on you?” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
The North Carolina Arboretum presents…Some Assembly Required
The LEGO Brick Sculptures of Sean Kenney October 19th ~ January 5th, 2014
The sculptures are inspired by gardens and nature and range in size from six inches to nearly eight feet in height. A female life-size bison on exhibit was made from 45,143 LEGO bricks and is one of the largest in this unique exhibition. The twenty-seven sculptures make up fourteen large displays and were created from nearly five hundred thousand LEGO bricks. New York-based Sean Kenney is one of only eleven LEGO Certified Builders in the world granted permission by LEGO to build on their behalf. The show titled Some Assembly Required opens in October for the holiday season and is expected to break attendance as it has at other venues across the US.
LEGO brick competition – You can be part of the show and even win a prize. For more information on the competition: http://www.ncarboretum.org/exhibits/upcoming/some-assembly-required/2013-lego-brick-competition
Visit www.ncarboretum.org for more info. or follow on facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-North-Carolina-Arboretum/205503977511?hc_location=timeline
Another short video that amazed me . I have heard the premise that water changes with your intention. I remain skeptical and curious.
I know my photography is amateur and enthusiastic. I liked this picture because only one wing
is in motion. This is how they handle a slight sideward breeze, perhaps.
I was unable to insert this but it will make you smile!!!!!! “A woman touring South Georgia Island is befriended by a seal. The animal, which appears to be a young female elephant seal, affectionately says “hello” and wants to get close to her while she is sitting on the beach. This unusual animal encounter was filmed in Gold Harbour on South Georgia Island, which is a sub-Antarctic Island.”