How is your September going so far? We had a crazy first day of September, beginning with my daughter calling to say those words that parents dread: "Don't worry, but I'm in the hospital." We made the hour's drive to an inner-city hospital close to her school, to find her in extreme intestinal distress. All told, she spent 14 hours in the emergency room, before coming home with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis. During that time, she was checked for appendicitis and gall stones. We witnessed three fights between patients and security, police and fire personnel, and saw more than our share of blood and worse... It was crazy.
But... we are home and she is on the mend. And so, I thought some calm and peaceful images were called for. This is the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, about a 20-minute drive from our house. I recently shot a family photo session there, and took the time to record some images of the garden itself as well.
There are several different gardens here, including a beautiful formal garden near the mansion, and a wonderful small potager. I'm not sure how much yield you would get from the corn growing up the bamboo lattice, but it sure looks pretty! :)
Just a note for you Photshoppers out there -- the vintage feel to these photos was achieved with the use of a free PS action from Yellow Sky Actions. You can find them on Facebook here.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net