Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter Rose Garden

Elizabeth Park's rose gardens are the oldest municipal rose gardens in the country. 

They are gloriously colorful and fragrant in June and July.  In fact, my first post on this blog in July 2010 was from the rose garden.

But, I visited the rose garden in late December, the day after the blizzard, and they had a certain quiet beauty even then.

A photo of the arches and gazebo in the summer is here.

19 comments:

EG Wow said...

The arches are lovely even this time of year. I like that the path is generously wide.

Farmchick said...

This is lovely, even with the snow.

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a magic gazebo, something from movies sceneries, really beautiful!
Léia

Sharon said...

How different it looks now. The arches remind me of a Monet painting that we have at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful winter scene.

Wishing you and your family love, joy and continued good health in 2012. Thanks for being my virtual friend. :)

Dawn said...

I would love to walk under this archway....even in the winter.
Another magical pathway.
Winter doesn't steal the beauty...it adds to it.

Youth_in_Asia said...

I really like this shot. Eerily beautiful. I think our first blog posts are the ones that inspire us the most.

Also, I like the new title banner (it is new, right? I hope I'm not just noticing it!).

SRQ said...

Interesting seeing it in winter vs. summer. Those roses are beautiful. Looks like a lovely place for a stroll. Btw, I did get a plug in for SDP on the air last night. The marketing arm of the SDP team was quite pleased.
: )

VP said...

I still remember my first posts either, it's always interesting to compare a place with itself some time later...

greg urbano said...

i read another post or a magazine article that recommended revisting places many time to capture the different looks, you have accomplished that here

Regina K said...

Beautiful place in the summer! It is interesting to see it in a different time of year. Great shot!

Birdman said...

I really like what you have done here. Photographed out of season makes for some interesting perspective.

Randy said...

Nice shot and the Summer photo is beautiful.

T. Becque said...

I bet that's a place that's good to go to no matter the season (especially on photo hunts!).

Lynette said...

Three beautiful photos, thanks to your links. Thanks, Jack. I agree with Sequim Daily Photo's comment about how it reminds her/him of the Rose Garden here in Portland.

Please stop by on Thursday, after midnight on Wednesday even, at Portland Oregon Daily Photo to see my first ever embedded video. It shows my younger son Leland bouldering at The Circuit in Portland, Oregon, as filmed by his older brother Lamont, who also boulders.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Are these rose arches originally an English garden form? Just seems like it ought to be at some castle somewhere in England. Classic form in the winter snow. Very elegant.

Mo said...

Love to see it again in the summer time

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I enjoyed looking at this picture and then clicking on the summer one and seeing the difference.
It seems like a lot of weddings would happen there. If I was going to get married there, I'd choose the winter setting.

Steffe said...

Quite a different from the summer version. Always nice to return to a favorite spot.