Friday, August 15, 2008

Show and Tell Friday - August 15, 2008

For today's Show and Tell Friday, I'd like to introduce you to a little gem of a place here in the Chicagoland area - The Chicago Botanic Garden. This past Saturday we went to the Kite Festival at the Garden. We went to our first kite festival two years ago and had so much fun - I'm glad that we were able to go again this year.

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

You are encouraged to bring (or buy) a kite and fly it during breaks between the demonstrations.

The Chicago Fire is a sychronized kite flying drill team. The music they coordinate their routines to is wonderful and they are amazing! It was a beautiful day.

After the demonstrations we strolled through the gardens and took a few photos.

Isn't this rose lovely?

This makes me think that it belongs somewhere in France.

Another grouping of beautiful roses.

Pretty water lily.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to the garden. Please visit Kelli's Place Kelli's Place for more wonderful SNT posts and have a great weekend!


Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....that first photo, I thought it was birds...they're kites!!

Amazing place. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

My show n tell is a bit of my own pencil sketches this week. Stop by if you can...and, have a super weekend.

A Hint of Home said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Beautiful flowers, too.

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Wanita said...

Sounds like a lovely place to visit. The kites sound like such a fun thing to see.