Last Blooms of Summer

Water Lilies, Chicago Botanical Garden

I love going to the Chicago Botanical Garden because I find it beautiful, peaceful, and inspirational. I took these photos yesterday while enjoying one of the last warm days of summer. When the cold weather sets in I can look back at these water lilies and feel the warmth of that day. My mind is already making connections between their vibrant colors and the gemstones in my collection and I hope to soon share with you the art these connections bring about!

If you would like to see my current nature inspired gemstone micro mosaic art jewelry please visit  Gray Raven Designs.