Posted on May 23, 2016
Posted on February 27, 2016
The conservatory at Hidden Lake Gardens has a modest collection of flowers from various climates in three different rooms. During a recent visit the amaryllis were the star of the show. My friend Jill and I both felt a renewed hope in the not-too-distant emergence of Spring flowers. Here are a few shots from the conservatory.
Posted on July 18, 2015
My photoblogger friend Pat and I finally got a break in the weather. It was a gorgeous day to meander down gravel roads and a few less-traveled paved roads. These photos are all from that day of both wild flowers and some planted roadside flowers. Which one is your favorite?
Posted on July 14, 2015
Posted on July 10, 2015
Jo and I had a chance to celebrate my mom’s 83rd birthday with her in upstate New York. She lives on a large corner lot and cares for multiple flower gardens. In the Spring she has over 1200 daffodils and when they fade away dead heads them all! Here are images from her gardens.
Posted on May 1, 2015
For those familiar with the game of Clue (“in the conservatory with a candlestick, by Mrs. White”), you know what a conservatory is; a room with lots of glass in the walls and roof. Often these rooms are filled with plants. Hidden Lake Gardens has a very nice 3-room conservatory on their grounds that houses many plants not native to Michigan, as well as a few perennials. This blog features some of my favorite flower photos. My next blog will focus on leaves. Please enjoy.
Posted on April 29, 2015
Hidden Lake Gardens, near Tipton, Michigan is a 755 acre botanical garden and arboretum operated by Michigan State University. Yesterday fellow photoblogger Pat and I pranced (okay, so neither of us prance anymore, we ambled) through the woods trying to capture some of the sights of early spring. Here are some of my favorite shots from yesterday.
Posted on March 31, 2015
Florida is an eye-stunning kaleidoscope for flower lovers. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful flowers. I (along with my spouse) visited my photo-blog friend Pat and her husband in Naples, Florida last week. One photo outing we took was to the magnificent Naples Botanical Gardens. The photos below are mostly from there.
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Posted on September 17, 2014
Last week, Pat and I roamed the roads to Lansing to photograph in Michigan State University’s botanical gardens. When we couldn’t find any parking anywhere near the gardens, we roamed the roads back home. Here is a small sample of what we saw.
Posted on September 15, 2014
The zoo was less than expected, but the flower gardens were overwhelmingly beautiful. The first image below expresses my state of mind when I was surrounded by the kaleidoscope of flowers in well-planned and well cared for gardens. While the colors were spectacularly vibrant, I have included one black-and-white rose to emphasize the sensuous beauty of roses. Hope you get a sense of the peaceful power of this place. Enjoy.