A Sweet Moment

I created these two digital art images in Corel Painter using a photo of a sweet moment between my niece and nephew in Sydney, Australia in 2008, over photos taken in the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.

Niece and Nephew with Cherries 4/27/2008
Niece and Nephew with Cherries 4/27/2008
Niece and Nephew with Chihuly Glass 4/27/2008
Niece and Nephew with Chihuly Glass 4/27/2008

Chihuly and his team make marvelous glass.

 

Below is a slideshow of photos I took of Chihuly’s installation at the New York Botanical Garden in September 2006. Please excuse the distracting transitions.

Watt Park Sydney

15th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015
This is the last in the Sydney series. On August 14 my second cousin Warren took us sightseeing around the north shore of Sydney Bay. We stopped at a gorgeous little shady, romantic park Wendy’s Secret Garden near called Watt Park. The land was restored and landscaped by a Wendy Whiteley;”, local artist, and has some lovely sculptures. Here is a bit about the Bay Parklands by NSW Gov

Taronga Zoo and Centennial Park

14th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 201

It was a treat to visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney again with my sister and nephew. The animals and the birds are stunning, as is the scenery. The zoo overlooks the harbor, so the giraffes have the Sydney Bridge behind them. The bird show is amazing. It was charming to see the gorilla with her baby. One gorilla took an interest in the Australian Wood Duck. Unfortunately, I dropped my 80-400 Nikon lens off the picnic table but it didn’t break, only the hood threads ripped off. I had it fixed under warranty on my return to NYC.

We also went to Centennial Park a couple of times. The wetland area is my favorite part. The gate to the tiny bird less bird sanctuary is a lovely work of art. However, I think it is too small to harbor any birds, and I did not see any in it.

Sydney Trees and Rocks

13th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015

Rocks thrill me and I love trees. I studied geology and worked as an environmental educator so when I travel I always pay attention to the inorganic as well as organic features in the environment. Here are some of the sandstone formations, eucalyptus trees, and fig trees of Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Flora Squares

11th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015.

This selection of flowers from Sydney are all 1×1. I did my best to name a few.

Bansia by Sherrry Felix
Bansia by Sherrry Felix