Hello again! I have a picture-heavy post today - I couldn't decide between them, so you get the lot! Before you accuse me of false advertising, I promise you there was music in the park - but as it's impossible to photograph music, I haven't any pictures of it :)
These photographs were all taken in the Kensington Metro Park, where my family and I went for a picnic and to enjoy the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's "concert in the park" this past Friday. The weather was perfect - warm, but not stifling, just the tiniest whiffle of a breeze - and I could not resist taking photos of the lovely parklands!
The lakes were so still - everything reflected in them! Trees, clouds, road signs...
And the lighting was incredible. Every new vista looked like it could be part of the setting for a rural, romantic film!
Here is my dog, enjoying the attention of my father after our picnic but before the concert started. There are advantages to a dog who is going blind and deaf - she doesn't get worked up about the other canines in the area! I am not sure she even noticed them, and she was perfectly well-behaved the whole night. Not a yip out of her.
And the crowd! This is not even a third of the people who were there - packed in on picnic blankets and with their folding chairs. It was wonderful to see such a good turn-out for a classical music event! And I loved to watch the children - it's so informal, and they could just enjoy themselves. Every time the music was upbeat and lively, all the little ones I could see would get up and dance! I loved to see them enjoying the music. (One little fellow was even conducting - very seriously, with huge dramatic cutoffs at the end of phrases!)
This is beauty. This is bliss. I could sit and look at this view all day and never grow tired of it. Natural beauty, combined with excellent music - what more could one want?