Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thanksgiving Point Gardens now Ashton Gardens

Oscar had a rolling good time at the newly named Ashton Gardens this fall.

We stopped by after a birthday party in Draper to see the newly installed bronze statues depicting the life of Christ which had recently been added.

I felt like they had done a very good job of staging with the large blocks of stone and landscaping.

These statues have been brought to full size.  The smaller size bronzes earlier gave the public a glimpse of what was to be.

 I loved this piece!  It was as if one was there at the rising of Lazarus.

There are several statues of Jesus teaching and succoring the women.

Each statue retold a story.

Gethsemane, where He suffered for us all.

And his lonely walk to the end of His mortal life.  It was definitely a worthwhile experience.

These grasses have replaced the concentric circles of blooming flowers as the entrance to the exhibit.  It was a fitting choice.

I loved the glass tulips with the colorful mums.

We had to make a stop in the Secret Garden where the water feature has been redone.  A bit of grandpa/grandson tussle.

And they were off to feed the fish.

So many fish and grandpa had so many quarters in his pocket.

 Oscar decided that he liked close up and personal better.  It was a fun short visit.

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