My wife and I went to Gibbs Gardens yesterday and had a very pleasant time in spite of the smoke from the forest fires. There are 30-40 forest fires in progress in Georgia that have burned thousands of acres already. The fires are about 100 miles from where we were but the prevailing winds have continued to push the smoke in our direction. The forest service is predicting that the fires won’t be under control until January of 2017.
I took quite a few photos while we were there and posted some of the shots below. There are a lot of sculptures throughout the gardens and this first shot is one of them.
There are decorative bridges over waterways all over the gardens. I liked the color on this one.
Many of the sculptures in the garden are based on family members of the owners.
The shot below is the entrance to the Japanese Gardens.
There are quite a few smiling Buddha statues along the pathways.
The smoke in the gardens was heavy enough to make it look like fog was rolling in.
You can see the smoke in the upper right of the shot below.
I am going to enter the shot below into a contest for photos to be exhibited in a new hospital opening soon.
This is one of the many ponds in the gardens.
Another set of bird sculptures near one of the ponds.
Hope you enjoyed a brief tour through the gardens.
Until next time —