Monday, May 31, 2010

Brian Jungen

Swiss-Canadian and First Nation
Exhibition in the Museum of the American Indian in DC Plastic chairs
Baseball gloves

Basketball shoes

Golf Bags

Basketball shoe


Plastic containers












Sunday, May 30, 2010

Museum of the American Indian in DC (1)

Iroquois? The Central Hall is impressive


Four differents kinds of canoes were displayed.
Birch Bark


Behind the museum






Saturday, May 29, 2010

Museum of the American Indian in DC (2)

The museum is close to the Capitol. The sand-colored stonework reminds me of the cliffs in the American Southwest.
Native plants in the garden at the front.

Aa Buffalo Kachina

Looks like a Hawaiian outrigger.







Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cactus

The cacti from school are doing well in the Florida sun.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birds

Here is someone who takes great pictures: our neighbor Reinhold.
Great blue heronSnowy egret

Tricolored heron
The difference between a heron and an egret? All egrets are part of the heron family, a subdivison as I may say so. Not all herons are egrets.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Orchid Society Garden (2)

The American Orchid Society ahs a fancy building right next to Morikami. There is a greenhouse and otudoor gardens.


Sugar cane








Sunday, May 23, 2010

Water Reclamation Facility (1)

The spray fields are located a bit further away from the plant. A farmer grows Bermuda grass of the finest quality out there. One of the holding basins.
Wildlife likes the basin. This green anole basks in the sun.

Pumps to get the water out to Legacy.





Thursday, May 20, 2010

Balloon

A balloon landed in Legacy on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Luckily Carolyn Anderson Katz took photos from her lanai and was nice enough to share them with me.





Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Morikami (1)

Some of the stonework used in the garden is antique. All of the firebush were cut like bonsai trees.
The romantic garden style is what most people have in mind when they think of a Japanese garden for their home.





Turtles and koi live in the murky water and are obviously used to feeding.





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Morikami (2)

The Gulfstream Bonsai collection is exquisite. Cypress


Bougainvillea




Monday, May 17, 2010

Morikami (3)

The Morikami Museum and Gardens are on land donated by George Sukeji Morikami. In 1904, Jo Sakai organized a group of Japanese farmers who founded the Yamato colony in Palm Beach county. Yamato is an ancient name for Japan.
These farmers tried to make a go of farming the land, but had to give up in the 1920's, only George Morikami stayed.
When George ws in his 80s, he donated land to Palm Beach County with the wish that it be used as a park to preserve the memory of the Yamato Colony.

The Morikami, with its unique gardens and collections, is one of Palm Beach County's most treasured cultural attractions.

Of the four gardens we visited, the Morikami is the most beautiful with the best vistas. It is also the one requiring the most maintenance. There is barely a bush that wasn't shaped into just the right configuration to provide the best view.