Saturday, June 13, 2015

Elizabeth Park


Back in Hartford.  So, where did I go first?  Elizabeth Park, of course.


The spring bulbs have been removed from the annual garden and the replanting is underway.


The shade garden was replanted this spring.  It will take a while to mature.


The rose garden is in the early days of bloom.  Peak is about a week from now.
The foreground plot is the one I support in memory of my parents.  The rose is American Pride,
a tall, strong red flower.  That fits my parents.



Richard played the flute in the perennial garden while Margaux listened. 



And Adam spent some quiet time with his guitar in the herb garden.

15 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Your favorite place.

Lowell said...

A beautiful garden, good memories and music!

Kate said...

Hearing a flute in this lovely place is a real bonus!

Birdman said...

It's a place you can always get back to and close.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful park and great captures for the day! I do hope you are enjoying being back in Hartford! Have a wonderful weekend!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely idea Jack, so nice to have a special place in memory of your parents, I have one also. Nice to see you back in Hartford Jack, the park looks gloriously familiar :)

Sharon Anck said...

I'm guessing that if I lived there, this would be the first place I'd go too! What a great series of photos. I love that people come here to play a little music and enjoy the outdoors.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful park to spend time in, Jack.

RedPat said...

That is a lovely way to remember your parents, Jack! It must make each visit to the park special for you.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, that is a beautiful garden. I especially like the roses in the plot dedicated to your parents. The flute player looks like an interesting person.

Randy said...

Music in the garden, perfect.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I don't think I've understood until now how vast Elizabeth Park is.

p.s. Loved the Africa photos especially of the elephants.

VP said...

I like this place, which I remember quite well from your photo. Can I use Richard's bench on aBoB?

jennyfreckles said...

I feel like I'm home! How lovely to keep roses in memory of your parents. They are not as popular here as they once were (too much maintenance, I guess) although they are such exquisite blooms.

cieldequimper said...

Love.