While my mom was here we had a free day with not much planned so we decided to take the kids out exploring. Teagan and I have been to this particular sculpture garden several times before, we like to go out exploring new places while the older two are in school. He loves this place. It is peaceful, never overrun with people and he just has the space, time and energy to be a boy. I knew the older kids would love it too so we gathered up our fancy smanshy magnifying glasses and headed out.
Exploring involves leaves, rocks and sticks. Touching them, throwing them, dropping them into the water and watching them float down the creek…
Teagan had a, uhmmmm, close connection to his magnifying glass…..
HA! The sculptures are so beautiful….(full sun at f/1.2)
This one is Teagan’s favorite, every time we go. He hunts around for it yelling “baaaaaby?!”
I love the way the trees bend toward the light….
Taryn is very into being an explorer. We discovered moss, rocks, bark….
This is how I taught her to use the glass….
And this is her doing it “her way”….hmmm….maybe it runs in the family??
Taryn and my mom had a good time walking down the brick pathes….each brick had names on them….
Then we came across this one that served as a quick reminder to us that yes, we do indeed, live in Austin! LOL!!
I love this sculpture for some reason. It’s one of my favorites on the property. It sits just outside of the pavillion near the waterfall. All of these were shot in full, high sun at f/1.2….
Of course while I was photographing something that never moves, my yahoo’s were running a muck….
Love how Taryn’s feet don’t even hit the ground! So her. Right after this shot she did a pretty dance for me that ended with a bow and a…
TA-DAAAA!!! The perfect ending to a great adventure.
So. Many. Pretty. Pictures!!! I love when you share your settings. It makes me want to shoot more pictures. 🙂
Lynds! Where did you find those magnifying glasses??? When it’s not FIVE degrees we LOVE to go exploring like that and the kids would FREAK to have one of those! Do you remember where you bought them? It’d be a perfect V-day gift or something to put in their Easter basket!
Jod – Target! They usually put them out in the spring near the garden dept – with all the kids gardening stuff. My kids LOVE those things and play with them at home all the time! Magnifying glasses and flashlights will keep them busy like no other toy can!
Wow! These are amazing photos and what a great adventure for the family! You’re so creative in so many ways. What a fun day for the kids and beautifully captured by you.
love these images, L!
Love the pictures! Where is this? My boys would love to go there when I come down to the Austin area to visit my mom.
I just recently discovered your blog and LOVE your work! Looks like you guys had a fabulous day exploring! What fun!
Looks like a fun adventure. 🙂 Your pictures are always so gorgeous and I LOVE the bokeh on those statue pics!!!
I am new to Austin, have been admiring your web site…where are these taken???? Thank you for being so help full to us beginners….would you do private lessons???
Love that in the midst of all this beauty and discovery you find “titty bingo” LOL If you don’t mind sharing, where is this awesome place??
Is that umlauf? Or where? I’d love to go there to see that little baby sculpture!