Sunday, October 25, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing...

....never hurt a soul, right?  I swear this is not going to be a blog about nature.  Not that nature isn't a good thing.  I just want to assure you that the topic only happens to be nature lately, well, because it's fall ---and a particularly glorious one at that!

Today we had such warm sunshine and temps in the mid-60's (when they've been 20 degrees below normal for this time of year) that I had to be outside.  And I took my mom along with me this time.  Two hours at Chicago's Botanic Garden passed so quickly. 

Unfortunately, it was the most crowded I'd ever seen it, the mild weather, as well as a Halloween event for the tykes, bringing many people out this afternoon.  But the crowds couldn't detract from the peace we felt walking and sitting in the English Walled Garden, Rose Garden, and Waterfall Garden (the latter being my favorite).  Clicking these photos to enlarge is a must!


























3 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful Barb. Those gardens are just as beautiful now as in high summer, when we went there. I bet your mom loved the excursion.

Barb said...

Even better, I think, Barb with the fall colors! When I come home during the winter, I am going to have to see it in that time of year, too. They've done such an incredible job of making it interesting in all four seasons!

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Thanks Barbara, for sharing these pictures. The waterfall is beautiful!