Yesterday, Thea and I took my mom to Maymont Park. We often find ourselves at Maymont, but we usually spend our time visiting with the animals in the farm area of the partk.
Recently, with some friends, we explored the Japanese and Rose Gardens. Ever since, they have been a source of fascination for Thea.
Oh, it was a beautiful afternoon - warm with golden sunlight.
We spent a long while looking at the huge koi, who seemed to follow us around as we explored.
One of Thea's favorite parts is the stepping stones. I don't think it will be long before she feels brave enough to cross them by herself.
We played chase,
explored the park's many benches,
and of course stopped for a snack.
We're trying to soak up every bit of warmth before it turns cold for the winter.
I actually brought my DSLR camera (lately, I have been shooting almost exclusively with my iPhone), and I had some fun playing with exposure. I still have so much to learn about my camera, but it felt good to have it in my hands once again.
I hope you're having a lovely week!