Friday, July 06, 2012

Shadow Shots: Land of the Giants

Children's Fantasy Garden

Welcome to the Children's Fantasy Garden, a slightly creepy but magical section of the vast, wonderful Albuquerque Botanical Garden. 

Visitors explore a giant vegetable patch  from the vantage point of the three-foot-tall ants that inhabit the landscape:


All your picnic are belong to us.


Honey, I ate the kids.

 Inside the Giant Pumpkin

Inside the Great Pumpkin. I loved this thing. The floor was even spongy.


Home sweet ant nest.  We found lots of cool, shady tunnels to explore and one little hobbit taking a rest:



Ralph said...

Were those olives? Wow, we don't think of the enormity of nature, most vegetables (and ants) seeming to small and far away that they are almost abstract. Until now! A squishy pumpkin floor reminds us of the work to remove the seeds before we carve that jack-o-lantern in October. The massive size of the attractions, like those carrots, make us pay attention. Mom always told us to eat our vegetables...

MyMaracas said...

Those "olives" were ant eggs, with holes where the ants have hatched out. ;-)

Paula Scott said...

You were here???? You should've told me! I would've met up with you! OK-I guess it's time to go back to the Botanical Garden as I don't remember those GIANT vegetables being there!

Jim said...

What an awesome place. :)

Marleen said...

Nice shadow shots!

Catherine said...

A lovely shadowy place

chubskulit said...

Those are gorgeous!

My Shadows
Have a blessed Sunday.

Dianne said...

I love this place
the pumpkin sounds wonderful

Rajesh said...

Great gigantic shadow shots.

Daryl Edelstein said...

fabulous .. we're definitely adding a day in ABQ to our next trip to Santa Fe