Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Winterthur


Well, I took the day off from painting to go to Winterthur. Oh, who am I kidding, I haven't been painting much. Too nice outside and I love having my teacher/husband home for the summer. So much to do and see! I am working on a medieval unicorn tapestry inspired welcome sign I should have near completion tomorrow.

Okay, back to Winterthur! My Aunt has worked there for 31 years and I have just discovered this year what a great place it is. I would recommend a visit in the spring when the wildflowers or azaleas are blooming. Today was a wonderful day but very humid. My Aunt brought her daughters, my cousins, with her to work today so we had a very nice time.




I love this vista. I've probably posted a picture of this before but I would die to live right here! I want to make a painting of it someday.


Froggy went a-courtin'.


I think I met this guy on my last visit. Doesn't seem to mind a camera shoved in his face.


In the Enchanted Woods, a fairy tree!


Outside the fairy house.


Inside the main fairy house. I wish I could build this in my yard. The details are wonderful. Like the Snow White cottage. Hand carved kid size furniture with woodland creatures.



I have a photo of me on this seahorse as a child. I think he may inspire another painting!


A rock face tucked away in a secret spot in the Enchanted Woods.


A summer blooming azalea? I didn't know they exsisted. It was called a plum leaf azalea.

13 comments:

Caroline said...

I love the fairy house and tree! ☺

Melody Lea Lamb said...

What a lovely. wonderful, and enchanting journey of images you have shared with us!! Thanks so much for that. The photographs of the frogs are both just magical.

Kathleen Coy said...

What a cool, cool place! I wish we had something like that around here. Love the seahorse and the fairy houses!

photogchic said...

I love that pic of the frogs in the lily pads...you must do that one as a painting. That seahorse is in order as well. You always find the most amazing places to stroll.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love places like that, I'd have to be knocked out and dragged away before I'd leave lol :) I would love a seahorse like that in the yard hmmm might scare off the cats. Perfect! ;)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh my gosh, how gorgeous! I love the fairy house....it is actually close to what I wanted for myself...only in grown up size, lol.
I can't wait to see the new work you're doing, it sounds right up my alley :D

Split Rock Ranch said...

Oh, I love it, all of it! The frogs, the little house...it is all so beautiful!

Joan said...

I love your photography (AND your wonderful equine themed signs...they're so eye catching...)and always look forward to seeing what's on your blog when it pops up on the equineartists blog roll! I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and am so familiar with the places that you visit...so seeing your photos is a delight :-).
Joan Jannaman
www.lakehillstudo.com

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Jennifer....I felt like a kid again in a far off land...Ty weetie...you have a wonderful eye for photo...

Hugs xoxox Sonia

* Enjoy your family.

Designs By CK said...

WOW ~ Great pictures Jen and looks like a FUN place to visit. Love the fairy house. Thanks 4 sharing!

Popping in to say hello & wish you a wonderful weekend!

Chris :-)

Jessica said...

Wow, what an interesting place! I've never even heard of it. Thanks for sharing about it. :)

Ana said...

Wow what a beautiful place. I love the house and the sculptures, they are so unique and bring childhood home. I've not been painting much neither, well not as often as I have made out to be. It's nice to be outside, and experience all the joys that nature brings. Happy Summer. :)

A Love for Horses -- Joni said...

Wow, I love this place and I too would like to have cute fairy houses in my yard. Been thinking about that for many years. Just got to take the time to create one.

You take great photos -- the first one with the two frogs and the blooming waterlily is fantastic.