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It was only a couple months ago

Posted on 2005.12.23 at 09:56
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Make Our Garden Grow - from the musical Candide
AB and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden in October. That's the official name -- Garden. Singular. But it's actually about two dozen different gardens covering 385 acres in Glencoe, Illinois, about 25 miles north of Chicago. If that sort of thing interests you, I heartily recommend that you check it out when you're in town. You can learn more at http://www.chicagobotanic.org/
AB brought along her camera and took dozens of photos. I've chosen a few here to give you an idea of what you're missing. You can see that the fall colors were just beginning to kick in that day. As I look at the Chicago sky today which, like the snow on the ground, ranges in color through various shades of gray, it is hard to believe that this trip was so recent. Ah well. The bright side is that soon I will be able to justify a spring trip to the Botanic Garden and see it all coming back to life!
I've put one photo here as a teaser. For the rest, just click the link below (note that a few of them even have captions).








Yes, that's a working carillon, though it was not, alas, in use on this day!




This is a detail of a much larger bronze sculpture of a flock of geese.


One of the few shots that I took. When I saw the color of AB's shirt against the flowers, well, this shot just had to happen!


For reasons I shan't trouble you with, I had to use a lower resolution version of this one. This is AB getting all artsy on us (that's me on the right, if you didn't know. And my gut doesn't really stick out that far; the camera is tilted, smart-aleck!)


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(Anonymous) at 2005-12-28 05:06 (UTC) (Link)
It was such a lovely day! sigh. Thanks for posting it all!
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