Phryne Before the Judges

Phryne Before the Judges – Albert Walter Wein – Brookgreen Gardens

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Pegasus

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Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser – Brookgreen Gardens

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Photo Challenge – Shine

This week we are asked to share an experience when the shine of a light source caused us to stop for a second look.

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Night of a Thousand Candles – Brookgreen Gardens

Every year Brookgreen Gardens hosts Night of a Thousand Candles during the month of December.  Words cannot describe the beauty of the gardens with thousands of lights and candles set among the sculptures.  There are carolers, story tellers and music too. 

I stopped by Brookgreen Gardens earlier this week and preparations are already underway for this year’s event.  Most of the work is done by volunteers and although it doesn’t seem possible, every year is better than the year before.

Check out this link for a peek at past years’ events: http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html

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Don Quitoxe

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Don Quixote by Anna Hyatt Huntington – Brookgreen Gardens

I remember the story of Don Quixote as a man fighting windmills but not much more except that it was a comedy detailing his delusional escapades.  He looks so tragic and weary in this sculpture though – I’ll have to read the book again.

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Update – A friend told me that the Broadway play, Man of La Mancha, was about Don Quixote.  One of the songs that came from the play is “To Dream the Impossible Dream” and she suggested that I check out Luther Vandross’ version of the song.  I did and it’s absolutely beautiful!  It’s now on my IPOD.

 

Joy of Motherhood

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Joy of Motherhood by Willard Newman Hirsh – Brookgreen Gardens

I visit Brookgreen Gardens often but somehow I don’t remember seeing this sculpture before.  Perhaps it’s because my daughter has a 3 month old that it caught my attention today.

Photo Challenge – Jubilant

This week we are asked to show our interpretation of “jubilant”.

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Fountain of the Muses by Carl Milles – Brookgreen Gardens

I’ve posted this photo before but I had to post it again for this challenge.  I’ve added some additional photos at different angles.  

The figures represent a poet, an architect, a musician, a painter and a sculptor.

 

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Photo101 – Warmth & the Quality of Light

Photo 101 – Day 9

Today, we are asked to capture an image of warmth using the sun as our source.

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Seated Woman by Leonda Froelich Finke – Brookgreen Gardens

I’ve posted another image of this sculpture before but thought it was worth a second post – her face lifted to the sun captures this challenge perfectly.