Peggy C's photos with the Hollis Gardens

New Friends !

New Friends !
after a photo shoot, one needs nourishment...
so, to the restaurant we did go ..
all intentions of photographing the entrees went out the window ...
too hungry ..
but, managed this brief shot of my two awesome new friends !

it was a very good day !!

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Added on December 20, 2009

Across the street ..

Across the street ..
from the restaurant ..
Munn Park is decked out with white lights galore!
it looks like a faerie land when lit at night..

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Added on December 20, 2009

Sometimes ..

Sometimes ..
am guilty of taking for granted where I am; those who
I love and care for, as well as the reverse..
the beauty around is a gift that many do not have
a chance to see, much less enjoy ..

just going to sit and shoot photos because I want to ..
surely isn…
Added on February  5, 2010

Proof !

Proof !
these really are that big ..
no idea what they are ..
but, totally covers my friend's face with left-over leaf !

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Added on December 20, 2009

Celebration ...

Celebration ...
.. spoke with a friend last evening about this photo
.. telling her about the young men, older men all dressed up with a white limo behind them
.. she said it sounded like part of a "quinceanera celebration"
.. uncles, cousins, so many family members in…
Added on January  4, 2010

Put one in front of the other ...

Put one in front of the other ...
repeat ...

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Added on January 25, 2010

To sit in the Gardens ...

To sit in the Gardens ...
not only does it make sense for these be in various areas so weary souls can rest ..

but also, those of us who carry a camera like it is another appendage of our body ..

find interest in style, shape, form & texture of said works of art ..
and ....


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Added on January 30, 2010

Looking under the tile roof ..

Looking under the tile roof ..
there is a very large hanging basket ..
a beautiful staghorn fern ..
shadows cast from the spot ..
where a shooter was shot ..
by camera, of course ..
per RichArtPix style !

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^SOOC

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Added on January 27, 2010

Gardens ...

Gardens ...
Hollis Gardens ..
well-dressed young men..
stretch limo on the other side of the men..
steps leading into sun and shadows ...
so much to see ..

but, there is a bench !

^SOOC
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Added on December 20, 2009

The Shot ..

The Shot ..
plus an audience besides me !
the sun was so bright on the white concrete around the fountain (behind the couple)..
it was fun !

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Added on December 20, 2009

Setting up his shot ..

Setting up his shot ..
he was setting his shot ..
so, RichArtPix, I took a cue from your play book..
there were so many people with cameras ..
some had lens as long a my arm (looked that way to me!)..
so, this guy has his pic on Flickr..
he also has the shot he took..
just from…
Added on December 20, 2009

Movement ..

Movement ..
the wind caught the fountain water as soon as it emerged from the top ..
moving it at will ..
wherever it wished ..

^SOOC

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Added on December 20, 2009

Shaped by the wind ..

Shaped by the wind ..
white petals of a hibiscus ..
move with the wind ..
making a different shape to this flower ..
taken at Hollis Gardens ..
Lake Mirror in Lakeland FL, US ..

a marvelous photo-shoot day!

^SOOC
Added on December 21, 2009

She Greets You in Purple ..

She Greets You in Purple ..
in Hollis Gardens on our 1st (of many) photo shoots..
this beauty was blown ever so gently ..
this is SOOC ..

go ahead.. make it larger


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Added on December 20, 2009

Purple ..

Purple ..
- there is never enough purple !

The Rainbow Building group

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Added on March 12, 2010

Sun kissed fronds ..

Sun kissed fronds ..
one of many palm trees at Hollis Gardens ..
Lake Mirror in Lakeland FL ..
a mix of sun and breeze ..
made a challenging photo-shoot day !

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Added on December 23, 2009

Garden within a garden ..

Garden within a garden ..
Hollis Gardens at Lake Mirror in Lakeland, Florida, USA contains fountains, sculptures, benches, flowers of all kinds, tropical & native plants and also this garden ..
vegetables and herbs are planted with care, as are all others here ..
if you are in the…
Added on February  2, 2010

Down low ...

Down low ...
for an up close and uncomfortable bench shot ..
concrete benches may be sculpted beautifully..
but, they do leave a lot to be desired in the comfort department !

^cropped only
^taken at Lake Mirror on the Promenade with my Flickr buds !


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Added on January  8, 2010