a beautiful day for a parasol
Parasol amidst the trees
I was just minding my own business when I spotted this vintage silk parasol in the window of a shop last week. It was so pretty and I immediately thought - pictures! Of course the shop was closed, so I had to sweat it out until the next day and hope someone else didn't get it first.
Tightrope here I come
After some drama like missing the stop on the subway and not being able to make a decision about whether I should get it or not, I bought it and took it home. When I showed the parasol to Scott he said that it would be nice if we went to the New York Botanical Garden to photograph it, plus he would take pictures of me with the umbrella, I mean parasol. That sounded great to me, especially since he never uses the camera. It was going to be interesting.
The wind carried it over this wall about 12' down a few times
Since the best time for the Rose Garden is in springtime, we weren't really expecting much other than beautiful garden architecture. When we came up over the top of the hill, we were amazed to find the roses is full bloom and our best photos were taken there! Yay!
Reminds me a tiny bit of Monet's Poppies Blooming
Now, I am really shy and self-conscious normally, let alone while traipsing around with a bright yellow parasol. But, we were going to give it a try - our first photo shoot. We arrived at the Garden early thinking we could get it "over with" before the crowds got there. No such luck, so onward and upward.
Parasol + Rose Garden + Henry Moore
Scott did very well, and somehow, we managed to take over a 100 pictures between the two of us - way too many. Although he did shut the camera off a lot without realizing it, which is something I do myself all the time, and it was pretty hot, we had fun.
Where's that bus?
Henry Moore's sculpture looked like it could use some shade
That's what we did this weekend, how about you?
Contrast between refined silk and earthiness of the moss-covered tree is neat
I had to add this one after Megan's comment
Photo Credit : Scott + Cindy