|My beauties in front of a bank of Rudebeckia|
We are here in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers. This town is crazy about football. But I wondered, what else there was to do other than tour their sacred Lambeau Field.
The kids and I searched around and found the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. It is 47 acres of lush gardens and wild pond and prairie environments. I knew I would thoroughly enjoy the gardens but I wasn't too sure how long the kids would want to explore. I didn't want them to wander aimlessly without purpose through the horticultural heaven so I told them we were going to have a contest, a photography contest. They each had their cameras and they could take as many pictures as they wanted but they would be judged on the artistic quality and composition of their photos.
I was amazed at what I had unleashed. All three of them, even Ryan, carefully selected shots. They studied the plants and chose not just the gaudy flowers as subjects but also the delicate white flowers of the hostas and the luxurious greens of the ferns and bleeding hearts.
|Ryan focused on getting the perfect shot|
After almost 2 hours and over 300 pictures we were ready to leave and have lunch. I'm not yet sure who won the contest, but I was blown away by some of the shots they took. (I'll post the winning photos another day.)
|My attempt at an artsy shot of Rudebeckia|
|Ryan with a giant Agave plant|
Hope you're all having a great week!