Monday, September 5, 2016

Devonian Garden Visit

I took a day off and drove into the country to visit Botanical Gardens.  I knew that the flowers would not be as spectacular as mid summer but the end of the season has some beauty of its own.  They have a butterfly showcase with tropical plants.  The bees were trying to get to the last of the nectar.
This tree is magnificent! 

The Morning Glory is wonderful and it always reminds of my Mom growing them along the fence and gate with I was a kid. 
Sunflowers are always a favorite of mine. They were tall which isn't that tall for me, so between 5 and 6 feet. 
The Cone Flower Echinacea is sports great colors and holds it's own in the garden.

There is the Kurimoto Japanese Garden which features art, waterfalls, fish ponds, several bridges, a bonsai tree exhibit, a large bell and several pagodas.  
There are many benches to rest a while as the Gardens cover 240 acres so a lot of walking is involved to see all the different gardens.  I was there over 5 hours and took 400 photos. 
The day was overcast and quite cool but comfortable with a jacket. Despite the weather there were 2 wedding parties at the gardens and several families out taking fall photos which required managing where I was at any given time.  A couple of the features I was not able to get to because the demand was too high.

Sharing for Mosaic Monday hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life.


  1. Hello, lovely tour of the gardens. The butterflies and flower are beautiful, great captures. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. I love botanical gardens ... anytime of year. I'm especially fond of Japanese gardens. Thank you for sharing the Kurimoto garden with us. Happy Monday!

  3. That's a BIG garden, no wonder you didn't around to all the acres. But what a beautiful place! Coneflowers are some of my favorites.

  4. I love that rustic bench and beautiful bridge. You sound like me...I always come home with SO many photos and then enjoy pouring over them. Hugs!

  5. I love the structure of the tree in the first mosaic and really, an overcast day is best for photography, isn't it!

  6. What a beautiful botanical garden! The tree in photo #1 is magnificent.


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