Friday, 5 February 2016

Wintergarden

As promised in the last post we're heading today for the Winter Garden, part of the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. This year, thanks to our bizarrely mild winter, there are spring flowers blooming in February - in fact many were on flower in January or even back in December.


scale


detail


light


structure


symmetry


texture


strength


delicacy


contrasts


colour


Take care.



26 comments:

  1. What an amazing series of photos.
    So many striking features found in one place, in one day! To take one photo like this would make me very happy. :)

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  2. Irises are out too here, great shot of one, so vivid. Also periwinkle in bloom now

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  3. Ahh....lovely! I like the photo with the gnarly branches!

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  4. A nice series. I need to try that. Well done.

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  5. Beautiful photos - I especially love the one called 'light' - such great colour, detail and focus!

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  6. Oh my, it is so miserable here today, and your photos are a positive delight and pick-me-up, John. What a lovely visit you must have had, - sigh.....

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  7. what beautiful photographs! It's not easy to capture landscapes and gardens on film. Your details are precise.

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  8. Great selection of photos! Must be a nice place, and this year the weather is crazy!

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  9. John -- what a great way to pull all your fine photos together with your one word descriptors -- perfect! -- barbara

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  10. I can't imagine seeing flowers in a garden this time of year/ It boggles my mind.

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  11. Your winter must have been even milder than ours so far. Great series, I am impressed by the colours!

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  12. I am glad we are not voting for a favorite...I would have a hard time choosing. You have some wonderful photos here.

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  13. beautiful images of your winter garden. i like #4

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  14. Great photos. I especially like the snowdrops in the bergenia.

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  15. It is a lovely series, John. Not exactly what we expect in February from Britain, but that is the crazy world we live in.

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  16. That is surprising, so many in bloom... seems we didn't get but about 1 week of below freezing weather, a couple skiffs of snow and now some things are beginning to bloom and leaf out...

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  17. WINTER Garden !! :)
    So lovely flowers and plants, they makes me hope the spring time will come soon here after all snow.

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  18. Seeing as we're being frugal with words John.. BRILLIANT!! :)

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  19. Beautiful photographs, especially the Hellebore, a favourite of mine

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  20. How great to find such wonderful beauty in winter!

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  21. The Hellebore is my favourite if I had to choose, I don't have to thankfully as they are all wonderful!

    A great set of cheering images John!

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  22. Hardly seems to be winter from the looks of your beautiful photos. Everything is blooming early here in the US South, also.

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  23. oh John, absolutely beautiful. Do you enter photography competitions?

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  24. Oh my goodness you have some lovely flower photos! Glad the weather is good there. Thanks so much for your comment on my Redwing post. I guess it is not so rare for you to see there! I remember blogging with you in 2011.

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  25. All lovely but the snowdrops against the red backdrop are sublime.

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