First of all, a wedding scene. I blurred the faces and we were quite a distance away. What I did want to see was this young bride's wedding dress, which I thought was charming. I also liked the lady's outfit (groom's mother I'm assuming). When we have been to the garden in the past, we have often seen a bride and groom having their photos taken. Later as we walked back to the visitor center, the wedding party had moved on and we focused on the large chess set. This is a new addition since we last visited.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
MEADOWLARK GARDENS, IN VIENNA, VIRGINIA - 9/14/23
The small pom-pom flowers are Globe amaranth but for the moment I am concentrating on the little bird I saw resting on the wooden framework, which I shared in yesterday’s post.
I didn't know until later in life how many kinds of sparrows there were. I think perhaps this is a House Sparrow?
I was able to take several photos and she was still resting when we continued our walk.
I took another photo of the Globe amaranth before we moved on. It is very delicate.
The Panicled Hydrangeas were a bit passed their peak...
but still very pretty...
with a few in full bloom.
and then there were the Red spider lilies, but more on them next time.
When we got home I noticed a Goldfinch making use of the bird bath.
The birds - and squirrels - seem to be enjoying it, not all at once thankfully.
The bird bath is a relatively new purchase. It came as a kit with a fountain feature. Once our feathered friends got used to the water shooting up in the air, I could see they were enjoying it. They drink, they bathe, and sometimes they just like to perch to keep an eye on their surroundings. It is solar. When the sun is on the attachment, the fountain shoots water almost two feet up in the air. If clouds appear it gets lower and finally when the sun goes in, it stops completely. It gets cleaned and refilled daily.
The birds are not the only ones it keeps entertained. The woman inside with the camera has a lot of fun too.
More from the garden very soon.
Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you all
A Very Happy Wednesday!