Sunday, October 17, 2010

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN

Saturday we visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens next to Piedmont Park. There are several exhibitions going on in October. One of my favorites every year is SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN, a collection of scarecrows made by artists, clubs, schools and neighbors in the Atlanta area. Check out my photos; this is only a small fraction of the scarecrows in the garden!









This is a Venus Fly Trap. Notice the tiny elf-like shoes hanging out of the large Venus' mouth.


And yes, there are crows in the garden!




And this is Snooki, from THE JERSEY SHORE. I didn't see the Situation but he may be lurking there somewhere.





This one is for my friend, Linda, who works with me at the Woodstock Library. You are forever immortalized at the Botanical Gardens.





Notice, this is a green toilet!









The next three photos were from the BLOWN ORGANICS exhibit and were hand blown glass sculptures by Cohn-Stone Studios. This sunflower sitting in the middle of a pond was stunning!




There were hundreds of blown glass pumpkins, gourds, fruits and vegetables.



One of my favorite places in the gardens is the bog garden. I love the pitcher plants.



This is the newly completed CANOPY WALK which uses an inverted suspension system. It winds through the forest canopy.




And I have always loved this sculpture in the frog pond. It is just so happy and carefree.

Now, hurry quick and go see the exhibits at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Next up........trains.

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