Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures

(Stone Cherubs)
Last week's visit from my son and his family included a late Wednesday morning trip to Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, NY. My photo album of the day includes a decent balance of people, plants, pillars, and pedestals. There appears to be no end of effigies, icons, and statuary... It's always a fascinating trip.

Perhaps someone out there knows a bit of history when it comes to cherubs and (I suppose) Greek mythology. (I somehow missed that subject in high school... ) I can't help thinking of Carmen Miranda when I look at these two fruit basket bearing babes, but I doubt she had any influence over them. Perhaps they influenced her instead.


My little Minnesota grandson found this fountain  in the Sub Rose Garden rather curious and stood staring at it for quite some time. Down in the grass were chairs from a recent wedding, so being a good grandma, I sat down to watch and take pictures.


When his cousin came along (to dip his hands in the water...), I heard Austin say to Jake, "Wadder is comin' out uff der mouf."


And then they stared at it for a while longer before Austin decided to dip his sandal in the water. Grandma called out "Hey!..." and Mommy told him it was time to come down.

Down he came on the other side, past one of two beautiful stone cherubs. Wouldn't it be fun to have those babies in your garden?

One is a wonderful as the other...






And finally (for today), another little cherub who looks as if she's about to take a dive into the pool. And who could blame her? It was probably ninety degrees in the shade that day!

They're old, some have rust spots, and they're certainly treasures!
Tuesday's Treasures links up here.

16 comments:

  1. We were right next door this weekend in Buffalo and Rochester. I posted today about the Jell-O museum in LeRoy!

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    1. I have never been to the Jell-O Museum. Now I shall have to visit you and find out all about it. (I do know it's in LeRoy, but that's about all...)
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  2. what a beautiful place to visit and love the shots with the kidlets!

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    1. It is a very cool place to visit and it was fun watching the kids and their reactions.
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  3. Sonnenberg Gardens is full of treasures and to think this was a mere summer home. That little guy running around is the real treasure. Thanks Martha for sharing and I hope that you come back soon.

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    1. Yes, the little ones are the true treasures.
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  4. Great mix of cherub statues. These are wonderful.

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    1. Aren't they cool?
      I love them!
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  5. Great treasures, including your two little living treasures.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/demolition-of-old-treasure.html

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  6. Sounds like a fun time was had. The kiddos looked to be enjoying the fountain. The Cherubs are wonderful.

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    1. They were loving the fountain. Too bad we couldn't just let them play.
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  7. Talk with Josh about ancient Greece. They studied it in school. He was quick to point out Odysseus when we were there last week.

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    1. He told me one statue of Poseidon. It's when I try to google them that I get all confused again.

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