My mom, thinking I needed a little time away from the crowd, suggested that I head to Brookgreen alone. I agreed and packed up my paints and journal, planning to spend the day wandering and painting. But then, I felt a little bad...like, why should I go and enjoy all that loveliness and not share it with everyone else for the day? Not knowing if the boys would be interested, I asked if they'd like to go along. The answer was a unanimous yes. I'm sure my dad's offer to treat everyone to lunch at Prosser's was incentive, too.
When we arrived at Brookgreen, we passed out cameras to the guys. Kennan had his own and an extra to share, Joel took mine, and Daddy gave an extra to Andrew. I encouraged the boys to take close-up shots as well as full views of scenes and sculptures. We set a meeting time and place and let the boys loose to wander. Well!! Those boys took off and spent two and a half hours walking around the gardens, looking, admiring, and snapping pictures. At one point, Daddy and I met up with Kennan, who enthralled with it all, said, "This is a photographer's playground."
Indeed! The guys had so much fun and were delighted with their photographs. I share a few of our favorites below.
Isn't this place an amazing conjoining of art and garden? The boys were certainly inspired and look forward to returning...maybe as much as I do.