Squirl's Nest

Sunday, July 30, 2006

A trip through the Garden Part 3

And now, the final installment.

Not sure what this flower is.

I love the fog that they do here to keep it moist.

I like the way the light is shining through the fog here. It shows better in the large size.

I couldn't leave without getting a shot of this fellow.

And, for the last photo, one more butterfly.


Blogger Courtney said...

The name of your flower in the first photo is on the tip of my tongue, if I wake up in the middle of a great sleep (when I usually remember things), I'll let you know.

I love the turtles, and all the fogginess is great!

Sun Jul 30, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Dang. That frog is just leaping into the next volume of Tuesday.

Sun Jul 30, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Cooooooooool!!! Those turtles!!!! They are real, aren't they? 'Cause if not, I don't want to know. They are COOOL!!!!

Mon Jul 31, 01:53:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Courtney, if you think of it, please come back and tell me. Thanks!

Mr B, he is just a bit scary, isn't he?

Eclectic, I promise I won't tell you that they're not real. :)

Mon Jul 31, 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

OK, these are my favorites of the lot, although they were all good. I just LOVE that fog!

Great photos, Squirl-Bob!

Mon Jul 31, 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

I LOVE the shot of the two turtles in the fog. It looks so romantic! Hee.

Mon Jul 31, 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I thought you'd like these after your previous comment. Thanks!

Ladybug,, I like those turtles. Don't tell Eclectic that they're statues, though. :)

Mon Jul 31, 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Froggie went a-courtin' go mm-hmm!

That's one funky looking flower...the misty-fog is a lovely way to keep the garden moist!

Mon Jul 31, 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Seriously? Those are statues?!? Oh, good grief, I thought they were real! And here I was, all awwww! Look at the sweet little turtles being all romantic in the fog!


Mon Jul 31, 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, thank goodness that frog's not going anywhere. I really liked that fuzzy flower. :)

Ladybug, oops, so sorry. I didn't really have to say that. The only people who'd know the difference are the ones who would actually go there.

Mon Jul 31, 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Just beautiful Squirl, I have mist makers like that in my house for my plants. I love the turtles . . .

Mon Jul 31, 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Wow... those are some great pictures! I love the fog!

Mon Jul 31, 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oooh, it's so jungly!

And I know someone's mother (who shall remain nameless but does have a dead poodle on top of her head) who would LOVE that frog. ;)

Mon Jul 31, 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger oopseedaisee said...

WOnderful photos, so colourful. I especially like the butterflies. The frog is awesome, funnily enough, I posted a frog in my last post.
Have a good week.

Mon Jul 31, 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Beautiful pictures in all 3 parts of your posts....that seems to have the rainforest look.....thanks for sharing Squirl.

Mon Jul 31, 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! Your plants must love those.

CK, thanks!

Bucky, I forgot all about the frog lady. Well, I didn't really forget her. Just didn't connect her with this huge frog. :)

Oopseedaisee, thanks! Wow, a frog theme in the blogs. The blog frogs.

Judy, thanks! I love sharing. Have you ever been to Frederik Meijer Gardens? It really is worth a look, especially March-April when the butterflies are there.

Mon Jul 31, 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger song said...

My favorites would have to be the orchids, but those turtles are so cute!

Looks great. I can'tw ait until I get a new camera so there is a point to me going to exhibitions and stuff.

Tue Aug 01, 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a veterinarian!


I so wanted them to be real.

(Which, now that I've typed it, looks like something a man might say when discovering a boob job.)

Tue Aug 01, 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Do they ever really care if they are real or not?

Tue Aug 01, 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

I think that frog is doing one of those Jacko moves from Thriller.

Tue Aug 01, 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I'm disappointed that the turtles aren't real. And here I thought you happened to luck into a really great shot. bummer.

The reddish-pink flower is certainly unusual. The fog and the light looks nice. I'm glad you've done this installment of photos. It has been fun.

Tue Aug 01, 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger Humble Beginnings said...

Turtles aren't real... aw.. it was such a cool shot... well it still is but... the magic is gone. Sigh.

Tue Aug 01, 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

These photo subjects are so beautiful that they don't even look real.

Tue Aug 01, 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sorry I haven't been here in a while. Very busy day.

Song, thanks! Yes, having a camera brings a whole different dimension to life. You always are thinking about what would make a good shot.

Eclectic, sorry. I really didn't mean to burst your bubble. Thank goodness we don't have to worry about boob jobs around here. :)

Kittn, probably not. ;)

Bone, I hadn't thought about that. Now I probably won't think of anything else when I look at it. I did get some pictures of a real frog today, though. I'll probably be posting those next.

Danielle, I'm so used to that display that I never think of them as real. I suppose I should've left the mystique! I'm so glad you've enjoyed these shots. I sure liked taking them.

HB, sorry I blew the magic. Wait, that doesn't sound too good, does it? Thanks :)

Wordgirl, thank you, that's so sweet.

Tue Aug 01, 09:30:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

The mist is very cool. I wish I had that at my house.

Tue Aug 01, 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, I'll bet you could've use those with the heat you've had there lately. It also is just a very cool effect.

Tue Aug 01, 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It could be a frog version of Riverdance, but I am no expert on dance.

It's against my religion.

Wed Aug 02, 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, Riverdancing is scary. It should be against everyone's religion.

Wed Aug 02, 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

These are amazing (I, too, love the fog) and turtles have been some of my favorite pets!

Wed Aug 02, 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jessica, welcome. And thanks!

Wed Aug 02, 06:13:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I wish it weren’t so bloody hot so I could spend some time outside with the flowers. Here in Louisville it is now almost 11:00 p.m. and it is still 91 F outside.

Wed Aug 02, 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, a front came through here last night. It's a bit cooler. I hope you got some of that down there, too.

Thu Aug 03, 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Hey Squirl--come play my game....

Fri Aug 04, 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, you just provided my next post. I love movies!

Fri Aug 04, 05:44:00 PM  

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