Saturday, March 4, 2017

Back in Connecticut for a Few Days

So, I checked out Elizabeth Park as it wears its late winter, early spring dress.


The annual garden is bare now.  It does double duty as host for bulbs before the annuals are planted.


Some croci are already up.  (Are crocuses still croci when no one knows Latin any more?)


The perennial garden's gazebo looks lonely with all the flowers gone.


The rose garden is drab.  Hard to remember how colorful it is in June.


The mallards are glad the ice melted long ago.


And it is so much easier getting reflections on the pond when the foliage is gone.

12 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

My Latin isn't up to par any more. I counted six crocuses on the lawn this morning.

Kate said...

Elizabeth Park will be blooming and ready for your homecoming fairly soon...at least, I hope!!

Sharon Anck said...

Since cactus are cacti, crocus must be croci. Well, that's my logic anyway. The garden does look lonely in it's winter garb but I love that reflection shot.

William Kendall said...

It won't take too long until spring starts to establish itself in the park.

Here we've had snow and bone chilling temperatures the last couple of days.

Andy said...

Looking good! Much better than here.

RedPat said...

Nice reflection, Jack! It is really cold here today so I hope it isn't that bad there!

Bob Crowe said...

Yes. I know Latin. Or, more accurately, I remember some.

Astounding these are popping open so soon. The magnolias are starting to bloom in Forest Park.

marshaleith said...

cool trees...and great reflection

monique carnat said...

quel joli reflet du bosquet de bouleaux sur l'eau !!!

Taken For Granted said...

While the garden looks bare, it is still well ahead of gardens here with blooming croci. Our first blooms are pasque flowers, our state flower, but they are not up yet.

jennyfreckles said...

Everywhere does look a bit bare yet, but the early spring bulbs remind of warmer days to come.

Kay said...

Great reflections but like most northern gardens these days Elizabeth Park seems sort of thin on inspiration. I'll bet in a month or two it'll be spectacular again.