Inspirational Gardens

A couple of weekends ago, we had the pleasure of a leisurely stroll though Gibbs Gardens in the North Georgia Mountains. It was a perfect Fall day, with crystal clear skies. The leaves had barely started to turn, so the color was not as interesting as I’m sure it will be at the end of October.

They have a 40 acre Japanese Garden that is spectacular, with hundreds of maples, water features and statuary. I saw this statue of a monk that really looks so peaceful. This place is somewhere that I could see myself spend days exploring. Everywhere you looked there was so much inspiration.

Statue - Gibbs Gardens

I really am drawn to contrasting patterns in nature. The soft colors of the various grasses really caught my eye:

Grasses - Gibbs Gardens

All of these photos were taken with my Canon G11. I’d love to return with my DSLR and a tripod to get some better shots. Still, not bad for a handheld point-n-shoot.

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