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Friday, January 13, 2012

Both Saturday Photohunts: Joy and Circular

When I saw that the themes for the two separate Saturday Photohunts were Joy and Circular, I thought of someplace that it's a joy for me to explore which has circular details like the happy faces on the sculpture below.
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All of these shots were taken at the North Carolina Botanical Garden at UNC in Chapel Hill NC.
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Looking through my photo archives I picked shots spanning a four year period.
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The shot above and below were taken a year apart. The cat must belong to someone who works there since I spotted him outside the same circular area a year apart.
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In case you think a cat can be trained to stay out of the rest of the garden, on another visit I spotted the cat jumping into one of the planters for a little joy away from the circle.
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It's hard not to feel joy when looking at the sculpture below. I think his crown is somewhat circular.
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I find it a joy to spot the circular reflection in the water below.
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For a chess playing gardener the set below would be a joy and I spot some circular tables as well as the pieces having circular bottoms.
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Click for Saturday Photohunting where Joy is the theme and/or click for The Saturday Photohunt where Circular is the theme.

18 comments:

keeyit said...

Hohoho~ I am the first one... hehe...

These circular places can help to make you feel relax and get the joys from it....

Happy Hunting~

http://keeyit.com

eyesonme2world said...

I can also imagine and feel the joy from these relax places with circular pattern.

Nice one~
Mine is up too... :)

ewok1993 said...

I could totally spend a whole day here. What a lovely spot. I especially enjoyed the chess set. I would love to have that in my backyard :)

Happy long weekend. I hope you have Monday off.

Annie said...

Carver, these are such great photos. I love all the circular and cool things you found (and the cat too)! I still haven't visited those gardens though it's on my list. I hope to get over there this spring.

Happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have amazing photo archives Carver! I feel joy whenever I visit your blogs -- for sure today and definitely circular here too.

Kim, USA said...

Awesome find for circulars. ^_^

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Life Ramblings said...

great combo for both themes. the sculptures of happy faces make me smile and i love the chess set.

Rambling Woods said...

Great job of combining the two..I only did one....

NicoleB said...

I am totally in Love with that first photo. Instant smile on my face :D

YTSL said...

Great selection of photos, Carver. I particularly like the one at the very top of your entry and the one with the circular reflection in the water. :)

Gattina said...

What a very nice interpretation of both themes and I really had my joy with the cat, lol !

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely collection. the birdbath is my favorite--such delicious sunshine.

Liz said...

I also like how you combined both themes in your photos. The garden is beautiful.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A beautiful garden!
Thanks for joining The Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y'all next Saturday... to share in your Bliss!
Sandi

Alice Audrey said...

You came up with so many for circular. I couldn't come up with a thing.

Lea's Menagerie said...

Beautiful photos!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, wow, gotta love a place with a resident cat, and you found so many circles, Carver. This is great. I really enjoyed this post.
K

Kitty said...

I needed that boost of sunshine! I do wonder if every Botanic garden has a resident cat; Edinburgh's botanics have one too :)