Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Norton Gallery


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Come with me, down the path, to see one of the most beautiful places
 in Shreveport this time of year.

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Acres of azaleas like this native variety which has a heavenly scent.

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George Tabor and Fomosa's

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Big ole snowball  bushes with dozens of delicate little flowers clustered all together.

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Bronze statues amid the gardens add an extra dimension of visual interest.
There are still lots of buds to open and this weekend will probably be peak viewing.

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Loveliness every where.


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Red and green Japanese maples.

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The Camelias were just sweetness itself.

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Let’s continue down the walkway a little farther……..

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Delicious Wisteria….I have always loved saying that word…..Wisteria.
It seems so Southern, the way it rolls off the tongue.
 It conjures up images of front porches, sweet tea and
ladies visiting as they sat in the swing. 
I love words that evoke a pleasant memory, feeling or mental picture.

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Greybeards are scattered over the grounds.... a perfect backdrop for the statue.

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These sweet faced pansies won’t last long once the weather heats up for good.

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I hope you enjoyed our walk. The weather was cloudy and a little on the chilly side the afternoon we visited. I have a new camera and couldn’t wait to practice…….
and you can tell……I need lots and lots of practice!
 But I learned some things and hopefully, soon I will show some improvement!

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5 comments:

Karen said...

So very pretty. I think you will do just fine ~ you have the eye for this;).

love,
lil sis

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

How beautiful! I think you have done a great job with your new camera.

Jenni said...

What a gorgeous garden stroll... I feel as if I really got to be there walking around with you!

THanks for sharing.... I'll be back to look at those pictures several more times I am sure!

Texas hugs,
Jenni

Southern Lady said...

Carolyn, your pictures are gorgeous, and it looks as if you have already mastered your new camera.

The grounds at Norton are truly spectacular, and I appreciate you sharing them. When we lived in Shreveport, I had not discovered the wonderful world of photography, so it was especially nice to talk this walk with you and see it all through your lens.

Your dogwood pictures are stunning, too, and I appreciate you mentioning Southern Lagniappe in your previous post.

I look forward to seeing more of your spring and summer as reflected through your new camera.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful photographs, I think you are doing a pretty good job with your new camera.I love all of the old fashioned southern plants.