Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

A couple of weeks ago in Columbus Ohio-

IMG_6911You have to check your clothing in the mirror between the double doors as you enter and exit  the butterfly garden. Sometimes a butterfly will land on you! Such delicate and beautiful creatures.

Fairy Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory

IMG_6598IMG_6599IMG_6606IMG_6607IMG_6608IMG_6609IMG_6610IMG_6612IMG_6616IMG_6618Fairy Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus OH.

Miniature gardens on display when I visited with Laura and Charlie and the Columbus Baby Wearing mothers and their kids.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

There’ve been a lot of directions in the challenges.

Up, down. Round. Forward. No inside out. Yet

this week it’s FROM ABOVE.  

I stand over garbage, see a lone glove on the road-

take a shot.  A single baby shoe in the gutter.

Weddings from a church balcony, the mezzanine.

Not often, though.  Directly above is rare, more likely above from an angled side.

Have they done sideways?  I like that movie.

Here’s my From Above Gallery, though not celestial.

At the wedding reception

Laura and James at Marjorie and Dan’s Wedding Reception.  Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.



Seventh (Andy Warhol) and Ninth Street Bridges taken from the Renaissance Hotel.  



At the Met in NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art




Shadows at School Entrance

Shadows at the entrance of school

Angie and John's Wedding

John and Angie’s Wedding




Franklin Conservatory Ceramic Tile

Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus OH





Anna, Baby Jack and Michael  March 2007



Roberto Clemente Bridge



Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park from the Renaissance Hotel


Last Year's Rose



Last Year’s Rose


French fries

French Fries on Carson Street




Porsche Engine


Porsche Engine








Batteries from a week in digital photo class.


Dunkin Donut apron in the school parking lot.

Dunkin Donut Apron in the Parking Lot

























Trapped in the Bride’s Garden at the Conservatory

The sisters-in-law take a photo class and Saturday morning was the field trip to Franklin Park Conservatory. They invited me to go along.  They went out to the Bride’s Garden and the doors locked behind them.  I was photographing the Fairy Gardens and the model railroad  and they were looking for me.  Laura called me on the cell and I went and opened the door. I saw this view as I approached the doors.

I was focusing on photographing the two of them instead of the butterflies and the flowers and this added to my series.




Everyone shoots this one- Chihuly’s Glass.


Sisters-in-law shoot the fountain.  They have to create a slideshow with ten images to show to the class.


Bubbles from the fountain.



View from the Gift Shop windows.