Monday, July 18, 2011

Enchanted Garden -Ringling

 Enchantment:

to attract, to delight, to subject to magical influence.

Charm, fill with great delight, put someone or something under a spell

 I have visited Ringling Museum many, many times and last week was the first time I found this enchanted garden. I almost missed it, but heard a squeal of joy and a shout "Look Mommy! Look Mommy" and watched as a toddler ran down the path and right up to the statue and stood there staring in amazement. I followed them into the garden as he ran from statue to statue, all of them no taller than he was and found myself totally enchanted, just as he was.
 Around every turn in the path, there was something to amaze me, flowers and statues, all tucked in between the limbs of the banyan trees, each little pocket so full of peace and beauty. Yesterday's bench was around the last turn.

more enchantment.... tomorrow....
OK I MESSED UP< BLAME IT ON THE NEW DRAFT, I PUBLISHED PART TWO BEFORE THIS ONE, SO NOW FROM NOTHING I AM UP TO TWO PER DAY. GO FIGURE

15 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a beautiful place and yes,enchanting.

George said...

We all get ahead of ourselves once in a while. This truly is an enchanting garden.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Better to get ahead of ourselves than behind ourselves... ha ha ....

It's because the schedule is WAY over there on the right --where we don't notice it....Duh!!!!! (As I have said, they need some women to help write their software.)

Great pictures of the Enchanted forest. Those blue flowers are awesome. Love that color...
Hugs,
Betsy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is an enchanted Garden and I will check out Part 2

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that is a truly enchanting garden.
it would be fascinating if i could take a walk through it.

love all of your images.
nicely done:)

betty xx

Picturit said...

What a fantastic magical place my wife would love this.

Tipper said...

Lovely-and so different than what I'm used to seeing.

DawnTreader said...

What a wonderful place to go exploring with the camera! (I've had a look at the previous posts as well.)

EG Wow said...

I would very much like to visit the Enchanted Garden! It looks very enchanting indeed.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I didn't mean pt 2..Sandra, I love these and thought it was neat you included the def of enchantment! I reserve that word for places such as this! The statues are fantastic.. time well spent on this little path- good thing you didn't miss out. Thanks again for giving me a lovely glimpse of your day!!

Chatty Crone said...

Now that's funny - usually it is me messing up! teehee

The flowers - I love that color - is that periwinkle blue?

Love the photos of the enchanted gardens.

Ann said...

I hate it when I post two in one day if I didn't mean to. I blame blogger :)
What an amazing garden I think I could spend all day there

SquirrelQueen said...

What a fun place. With all those delightful statues I can see how it would bring squeals of joy to a child .... or adult.

Even that last planter looks enchanted in the beautiful sunlight.

Good old Blogger is always finding new ways to trip us up.

Janie2 said...

I vote for the photo with the curved path to the magical place wherever it goes.

And the blue purple flowers, they are so vivid and bold, great job Sandra.

Deb said...

looks like a great place for a photo shoot...sorry I'm so behind in visiting..