These tree photos were all taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens or Morton Arboretum. I found these trees to be amazing or astonishing, due to their shape or special characteristics. My contribution today for Becky’s July Squares: Trees.
For more beautiful blooms or to participate, head over to Cees FOTD 7-13-21
I planted this huechera (or hukera) plant last year, my first year with a garden here at the Moorings. I like the color of the leaves on this perennial. Heucheras come in many colors. The flowers are very tiny (called coral bells), and I have found it easier to concentrate on the leaves. I took this after watering one day in June.
Zooming out a little to see the whole plant
July is the month of Becky’s new challenge #TreeSquare, day 5.
This tree photo was taken on May 21 at Chicago Botanic Gardens, near the Japanese garden.
The scientific name for this bright yellow-orange bloom is trollius altaicus. I took these photos at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on May 21, 2021.
Head over to Cee’s FOTD 6/28/21 for more beautiful blooms!
I would love for someone to identify these flowers for me! I have never seen any flower like them, and was fascinated by their features. Here are three views, including a macro. I took these photos in May at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is: Ground: sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails, roads, etc.
Bridges, paths & walkways, desert and mountain terrains, and national parks – these are some of the places to find interesting “ground.” Sometimes there is an added bonus: a lizard, a flower, or a butterfly, or something ugly, like trash. This challenge is a way to showcase the photos I don’t usually publish in other posts!
Chicago Botanic Gardens: bridges, paths, and walkways
Cuba Marsh Wildlife Preserve (Illinois): walkways and grassland
The Middle East (Egypt and Israel): Desert landscapes, markets and farms
Mountain and Southwest (USA) terrain: ground above & below the tree line and rocks at Rocky Mountain National Park; trails and paths at Bryce Canyon National Park
I have posted many flower photos taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens, but there are many other beautiful sights there. Here are two I took in May, which capture reflections, the subject of Jez’s Water Water Everywhere this week.
Here are a couple more, taken at the same time – not reflections, but nice water shots anyway.
Taken in May at Chicago Botanic Gardens
For Cee’s FOTD 6/21/21, in which she features allium, I am contributing with my own photo of allium – but not as dense and purple as hers! I am used to allium looking something like this:
This photo was taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens on 5/21/21.