Sunday, November 30, 2008

Beauty

This is another photo I took at the Getty Villa. Perhaps now I have an inkling as to why Monet was so inspired by the Water Lilies, the serenity one experiences when quietly contemplating, watching the reflections of light playing off the water. It brought about a quiet peace within me.
This looked like the last of the roses in the garden, it had a gentle fragrance which contrasted so beautifully with the brightness of its color, this place is a wonder, the sunlight plays softly off the petals of these roses. The light at the Getty Villa is special, the designers took advantage of this and designed everything from the flowers in the garden, to the placement of the statues, the incredible paintings, all show an understanding of how the sun reflects off them, creating magical moments that will live in your memory.


These are gorgeous, soft and yummy yarns that I bought from Celtic Memory Yarns. They are as light as air, I've never knitted with this type of yarn before, she described it as a lightweight Mousse yarn. I will have to do a little research and see what it will be best for it. The brown is destined for a friend, but the other shall be MINE. This is the first photo that I've taken with my new camera, I'm still trying to figure out all the settings.




4 comments:

ambermoggie said...

gorgeous pictures Jean and I love the yarn you got from Jo:)

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

". . . all show an understanding of how the sun reflects off them, creating magical moments that will live in your memory."

I'm so glad there are places like this, in nature as well as sensitively-man-made.

Dave said...

Gorgeous gardens, and you captured them beautifully!

I got a new camera the other day too ... it has was too many buttons on it. :-)

Kathy said...

Seems you and your new camera are getting along quite well! Great photos.