Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nature Never Goes Out of Style




Last Friday I went to Hermann Park.
It was a cool morning and I got there early so that I could find a good parking place.
I also had the Japanese Garden to myself along with the birds and the squirrels.
An early celebration of Earth Day.


Collage Japanese Garden


The garden is so lush this time of year.
So different from my last visit.
See the new little pine tree?
Lots of work going on because of the drought.

So quiet.
Hard to believe that the Texas Medical Center is just a hop over the fence.



Japanese Garden Collage


I missed the azaleas blooming, but the iris were lovely.
A real pop of color.
The crape myrtles will be next.


Japanese Garden Collage


Peaceful

I took over 200 images on Friday.
The ones you see here are straight out of the camera.
You'll be seeing more.

Zoo photos to come!

Would you believe I'm listening to Christmas music?
I'm trying to make my way through all of the CD collection and this one just happened to be on top.
Instrumental of *old* music.
It's a keeper.

Thank you to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


27 comments:

Vee said...

It's true what they say...green IS a calming color. Very soothing to see all of these photos with the pops of color, but mostly green. Ahhhhh...

Riet said...

What a beautiful park and I love your photo's. Have a Nice week.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of the gardens. The Japanese Gardens seem to be very relaxing. Thanks for sharing your visit, have a happy week!

Lavender Cottage said...

A lush and serene place to celebrate Earth Day Snap.
Have a good week.
Judith

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed the photos - looks like an enjoyable place to walk and enjoy the outdoors.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
Have a great week!

Debra @ Homespun said...

how absolutely beautiful and peaceful that garden is

a perfect place for prayer, meditation, relaxing, letting go..that is how it strikes me

Sherry said...

LOL...Christmas music would have been fine here yesterday -- below freezing temps and snow...but music is music and if it's on the playlist, I say "go for it" -- never mind the time of year.

Loving this shots straight from the camera and look forward to seeing so many more of your 200 shots.

When (not if!) I get to your area I want you to take me to all these beautiful spots...and then we'll do a couple of tequila shots. Deal?? xoxox

xinex said...

Beautiful garden? I would love to stroll there....Christine

Lorrie said...

Isn't it wonderful that there are these oasis of calm and green in the middle of cities. Nature is so restorative - we all need time in gardens or forests. I'm glad you were able to take these photos to share with us.

A Garden of Threads said...

Christmas music, lol. We have not even had summer. A very beautiful and peaceful garden. Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Brings back fond memories of my visit. Your world is green!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What a beautiful place and excellent photography for MM ~ ^_^ ~ love the 'zen' quality .

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful Japanese garden. Valerie

Debie Grace said...

The parks seems to be very peaceful and beautiful! Thank you for sharing to us this beautiful place. Wish I could visit it someday :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love Japanese gardens and that one is particularly lovely!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a wonderfully peaceful garden! I could imagine sitting there in the quiet and calm. Thank you for sharing from your visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful garden! I wish I could get out and about earlier in the morning...I know it's the best light for pictures ...and quieter... But I can't seem to get out there. (unless it's my backyard for a sunrise...I'm up, just not ready to go anywhere!)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks so green and peaceful there! Christmas music would be appropriate here, as we are getting another foot of snow tomorrow!

Cezar and Léia said...

Peaceful and adorable nature, these pictures are wonderful!
Léia

Karen and Gerard said...

I love gardens; this one looks very inviting!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful space. The drought here in south Tx has affected all the local gardens.

La Tea Dah said...

I love Japanese gardens. Your day was beautiful --- just lovely!

edenhills said...

What a beautiful place to celebrate Earth Day!

Janet said...

This is the perfect post for Earth Day...such beautiful photos.

Sorry I've been so absent from the blog world.

Mary said...

So peaceful and serene, what a balm to the soul! You had fun with 200 photos, looking forward to more garden beauty!

Jinksy said...

Delightful Japaneses garden - and I bet you won't find a daisy there! :)

Marissa said...

What a peaceful looking place! Beautiful!