Sleepy garden

March 12, 2010

Have you ever enjoyed a walk through a botanical garden in Winter ? When I am in town, I often take time to stroll in the small garden that keeps its particular charm even though bright colours are not very present at this time of the year.But if you look closely you will find the warm orange shade of a  wild rose bud. In the pond, a small block  of ice shaped like a frozen silver rose. The pale Winter sun would light up the windows of  a greenhouse gently brushed by white rods.

Inside the greenhouse plants are growing slowly and waiting for better days to be brought outside. Their green reflections behind the glass add some life to the sleepy garden.

And when the weather is as cold as now, low temperatures and an icy Northern wind, the tropical greenhouse welcomes you in its warm and humid forest of banana trees, eucalypts, ficus, acacias  and a more exotic landscape. Wherever I go, I try to find a botanical garden, stroll through the seasons and the local vegetation. Often it is a breath of fresh air in the middle of a city. A green area to sit and rest or  read, just feel good and relax.


10 Responses to “Sleepy garden”

  1. Gerry said

    Thank you for the splash of warmth and color, and for the rich smell of earth. I would love to wander through a tropical garden just now.

  2. You are so right, Isa! I never think to visit botanical gardens when I’m getting really frustrated with the cold weather. You managed to capture some winter magic that would otherwise have been overlooked in warmer months due to all the ‘pretty flowers’! 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed our small botanical garden in the wintertime, milkayphoto. And you are quite right; there are so many colourful flowers, leaves and bushes during the warmer seasons, it is easy to overlook the more discreet ones.

  3. giiid said

    That is a very good idea. There is one in Copenhagen, I haven´t thought about using it that way, but it is obvious to do. The banana leaf is impressing…

  4. giiid, next time you are in Copenhague’s botanical garden, please take a few photos, I’d love to see how it looks 🙂 some typical vegetation from your country. Thanks. Banana leaves are just magnificent, in colour and texture. I will post more macros some day.

  5. iniyaal said

    It is inspiring… the way you find beauty everywhere. I love the greenhose glass reflection picture. It is a beautiful picture.

  6. I think we need to have the color inside of us in order to be able to find and see it outside in not so colorful winters day…

  7. Yes, you are right Robert. Having colors inside of us help us brightening up our sometimes dull environment. Thanks.

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