The median along Michigan Avenue is spruced up with great color…the entire downtown was the same, with flowers and plants everywhere. Chicago makes the most of the summer months, knowing what what’s in store during winter!
I don’t think we could have found a nicer day for a visit to the Berkshire Botanical Garden. I enjoyed viewing the gardens from all angles. While competing with the bees for a spot close to the flowers, I was able to capture both the colorful blossoms and the brilliant blue sky in the same shot.
We were told the shady garden was just outside the admission office/gift shop of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Being late morning and the peak of summer, shady spots were few and far between, but I was able to find this pair of daisies (?) grabbing as much shade as they could. The blossom standing front and center wasn’t getting much shade, but maybe it will get a turn later in the day as the sun shifts position…well, technically it’s the earth that shifts. 🙂
For the past 2 years, I have ventured to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs in June to capture photos in the beautiful rose garden. This past weekend I was reminded there is a rose garden in Schenectady’s Central Park, much closer to home! I went in the late afternoon, hoping the harsh light of a sunny day would be under control. The colors were marvelous, although many blossoms were past their prime. As I hunted around, I found some lovely samples for this year’s rose photos.