Monday, October 17, 2016

Final Post from The International Peace Gardens

This will be the last post from these Gardens.
I do apologize for the number of photos,but I will keep my comments short so you don't have to spend all day on this post.

This is taken while standing on no-mans land.The little stream is on the border of the two countries,Canada and the United States.

One more shot of the dove of peace being released from these hands.

A turtle enjoying the surroundings.

This is at the display from 9/11

Looking at these beams and reflecting on that terrible day is very sobering.

Yes,these are beams pulled out of the rubble from the World Trade Center.Sad indeed.

These towers are known as the Peace towers.They have been a landmark at the Gardens for many years,but time has taken it's toll on them and they will be coming down. Apparently they will be replaced by another structure.

The next four photos show some of the beauty away from the garden area.You can see that I was there on a beautiful,calm day.I love the reflections.

Finally, another landmark of the Peace Gardens,the floral clock.Each year it is planted with different flowers,and each year it is beautiful.

Closing Thought:
Praise is the song of a soul set free.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Flowers at the International Peace Gardens

Well folks,it's time to step out of the cactus house and see some of the rest of these gardens.
I have two more posts from that day,one more from the Gardens and area and one from a side trip we took.

If my memory serves me right,this was actually taken in a part of the Cactus House.It is some sort of fern,I believe.I just liked the color and the detail in this picture.

The Autumn Joy Sedum was gorgoeus,even though it was only August when I was there.

I enjoy flower pictures and when I get an insect of any kind that wants to pose,that is a bonus.

The Honey Bee semed to enjoy these Asters as much as I did.

I have seen lots of Cone-flowers,but I don't think I had seen this color before.

Here are some more flowers in the same colors. I think they are so pretty.

I cannot do a post about flowers and not include at least one rose.

Thought for Toady:
My world is brighter,and more beautiful because of you. Thank you.