Thursday, December 15, 2022

It's Winter: Let's Think of Color

It's dark and grey these days, so I'm trying to think about sunshine and bright colors. In no particular order, here are some photos that I’ve taken over the years while visiting a number of different gardens in various parts of the world. Some of the older photos have faded and the colors aren’t as nice as I would like, but I enjoy thinking of those experiences.

Orchids at Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii.       

Water Lilies at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania.

University of Michigan Arboretum, Ann Arbor: The Peony Garden

Morikami Gardens, Florida, 2020.

Korakuen Gardens, Tokyo, Japan, 2008.

Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, showing the Climatron, a Geodesic Greenhouse.

Ganna Walska Lotusland, Montecito, California. (2003)

Lotus in Bloom at Lake Erie Metropark, Michigan.

Brookgreen Gardens, Georgetown County, South Carolina, February, 2020.

Roseraie de L'Haÿ in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France.
(Image from Wikipedia; I visited there long ago)

Tivoli Gardens, Rome, 1976.
Obviously this photo has faded with the years!

Keukenhof: the largest flower garden in the world. Holland, 1999.

Zen Gardens, Kyoto, 1994.

Photos © 1985-2022 mae sander 


Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

I'm hoping to go to Keukenhof next year when we go to The Netherlands. The orchids are stunning.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful collection of gardens and photos. I have been to Longwood Gardens and their waterlilies are lovely. I like the Peony Garden image.
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

My name is Erika. said...

You can't go wrong with flowers any time of year. You've been to some lovely gardens Mae. hugs-Erika

italiafinlandia said...

A lovely place indeed.
Happy weekend, Mae!

Iris Flavia said...

So nice, thank you!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mae,
I enjoyed this post, the garden and flowers are beautiful.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Andree said...

I think water lilies have become my favorite flower. The plants attract wonderful insects and they grow rather aggressively, actually sweeping other plants out of their way. Your right; the colors and memories help with winter.

Terrie said...

What great photos! And full of so many trip memories I'm sure. Hubby and I love to visit gardens when we travel as well; one of our first searches is for a botanical garden. I'll have to share some of mine one of these days.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The water lilies are really beautiful. It's so nice to have lots of photos to look back at. Enjoy your weekend!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful looking at all your photos. You are so blessed to have visited so many places.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I will be giving a presentation on hummingbirds in January. The topic was chosen to showcase bright colours in the dead of winter,

Shiju Sugunan said...

That’s a beautiful recap of your garden visits!

Jeanie said...

It's lovely to see the color when outside there is white!

Sharon Wagner said...

Lovely color and blooms. Happy Holidays from Sharon's Souvenirs!