Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day Trips

We did not get to go away for a vacation this summer. So, we took little day-trips.
This is at Lewis Ginter Garden, here in Richmond. 40 acres of beautiful gardens.
It is not a day trip, in fact it is walking distance from my house.
~~~ Doesn't this look fun?~ Rowan you are so lucky!~~~
This sprinkler fun happens in the children' s garden. They are built in sprinklers, coming up from the ground and overhead.

We have been visiting at least twice a week. We walk around, sit and talk. And then, I draw,
Hannah reads & Rowan splashes. These are little minnows nibbling at our toes, they tickled.
Not every time, but, sometimes, we treat ourselves to lunch
in the the Cafe. A very refreshing time. ~Amy~


Janine Serresseque said...

That is such a lovely picture of Hannah. It perfectly captures her sweet sunny-ness!

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Janine~ Thank You~~I have to agree!
She is so pretty.We really enjoy our visits to the gardens, it is real girl time.:)~~Amy~

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! I know just what you mean about being jealous. When I explored the children's garden for the first time myself recently, I wanted to toddle right over to those water spouts and splash around screaming in delight. Luckily for everyone, I restrained.

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Thanks,they were easy pictures to take.
Yep, we are lucky to have these gardens so close.
Maybe, they should have an adult water play evening, perhaps after one of their wine tasting nights.

I will renew my family membership every year.~Amy~

Anonymous said...

Oh, what fun! Day trips are great, too.


The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hey Amy, Love the sweet whimsy of your work. Your individual artistic "voice" is very strong. Thanks for posting on my blog. I will continue to visit here often.

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Hey Kim~
Thank you~ That is something that I really needed to hear just about now!!!~
You made my day~ :0)

Joy W. said...

Hi Amy!

I am new to your blog and to your fabulous work. I've only seen your scenic painting, which is good, but OMG, what a gifted artist you are. I am in awe of your incredible talents!!
Joy Williams

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Thank You Ms. Joy!~
I am so happy you came & checked out my stuff.~
Please~ keep visiting~ it is so nice to have my buddy's checking in on me~:)~Amy~