Thursday, August 11, 2011

Elizabeth Park in Mid-Summer


Time to return to the annual garden that I have shown you previously at different states of bloom and decline.  Here it is last weekend.  It is approaching full bloom, and none of the annuals have started to decline yet.  I took this early in the morning so I could avoid shadows, but the price I paid is that hardly anyone was there yet.  By mid-day on any day, the gardens are alive with people of all kinds.



28 comments:

Kate said...

Sometimes leaving people out of a photo is not a bad idea. Someone certainly knows how to take care of a garden of this scope. The white arch looks like a perfect place for wedding photos. Do couples ever use it for that purpose?

Bruce Clark said...

Elizabeth park is a great place for garden photos and you captured it very well.

Cindy said...

Wow, Jack that is beautiful. And I love the quality of the light in this shot.

brattcat said...

I love that second shot. The garden seems quite content to enjoy its own company.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a lovely backyard - wish it were mine!

Hugo said...

What a beautiful park Jack, I would love to see the same angle with people :)

joo said...

It's such a lovely place!

Birdman said...

I like this shot without the clutter of people moving about.

Halcyon said...

Just beautiful! Nothing is in decline yet around here either. :)

Lynette said...

Oh, it's simply lovely, Jack. Thank you for going out early to get these photos to share with us.

JM said...

This is so beautiful!

T. Becque said...

It's absolutely lovely. We don't have anything like that around here! I would guess it's pretty humid at this time of year too?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just went back and looked at the other two scenes in this garden Jack, the tulips were fantastic and this one is superb! I wish my front lawn looked like that one!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful garden! I would so enjoy walking there.

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you Jack. These are wonderful. Gorgeous garden.

Lois said...

I like that you photographed it without people Jack. It certainly is a beautiful place!

Malyss said...

I think that flowers enjoy to be on their own at the early hours of the day..I do!..

cieldequimper said...

Perfect for me.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Malyss that the flowers seem to enjoy the solitude in the early morning and, yes, so do I! Gorgeous captures, Jack, love the last one with the wonderful colors! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

VP said...

No doubt about the name of this beautiful park!

RedPat said...

I like the early morning dewiness of this shot!

Randy said...

Still lovely as before. Great color.

Regina K said...

ooohhh, This is a beauty.

Virginia said...

How beautiful. Bravo for hitting the turf at an early hour for this.
V

Jacob said...

I never tire of looking at this garden. It's rather nice without all the people. Great light!

What got you up so early? And yes, I used a Photoshop filter to get that effect you mentioned...

Have a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

So beautiful in summer!

Shannon said...

Absolutely stunning. I prefer the shot without people in it, so I'm glad you took it that time of day!

Gunn said...

I could have spent quite some time here. Looks pretty!