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.
All of these shots were taken at the North Carolina Botanical Garden at UNC in Chapel Hill NC.
Looking through my photo archives I picked shots spanning a four year period.
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.
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.
It's hard not to feel joy when looking at the sculpture below. I think his crown is somewhat circular.
I find it a joy to spot the circular reflection in the water below.
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.
Click for Saturday Photohunting where Joy is the theme and/or click for The Saturday Photohunt where Circular is the theme.


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~

eyesonme2world said...

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

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

Anonymous 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. ^_^


LifeRamblings 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....

Unknown 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!

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!

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.

Anonymous said...

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