Wednesday, November 5, 2008

a great autumn

anyway, back to the subject at hand, the above photo was taken on a recent trip to las vegas in the bellagio hotel, one of my favorite places to sightsee and eat at in vegas. these were giant glass leaves suspended from the domed ceiling.

this amazing creature was staged in the bellagio conservatory along with other really cool creepy things like giant venus flytraps, garden fairies and an enormous arched walkway dripping with pumpkins, gourds, bittersweet and other viney things.

this is a mini-landscape planting i saw when i was on my hurrication during gustav in anniston, alabama at a great nursery called bloomin' miracles. they have one of the largest collections of japanese maple varieties in the country, if i am not mistaken. it was an amazing place to be able to visit.


Anonymous said...

That is such an interesting carving of the old man in the tree. It's kinda creepy and such a piece of art at the same time.

jr said...

hey hey! she's back and, as expected, capturing glorious shots of nature for us to drool over. even in vegas? you work magic with that camera.